from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In British India, a superior class of footman; an attendant who carries a mace or staff before an officer of rank.


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  • The Resident gave the chobdar a note for the officer in command of the five companies, supposed to be in advance on their way down from cantonments; but before he could get with this note five hundred yards from the palace, he met the Begum and her disorderly band filling the road and pressing on as fast as they could.

    A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II William Sleeman 1822


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