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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n panchayat a village council in India or southern Pakistan
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n panchayat Same as punchayet.
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In literature:

He however refused to accept the decision and said that he would go and find two people to represent him on the panchayat.
"Folklore of the Santal Parganas" by Cecil Henry Bompas
Following out the Swadeshi spirit, I observe the indigenous institutions and the village panchayats hold me.
"Third class in Indian railways" by Mahatma Gandhi
Nevertheless, at present the Panchayat has its use in Hindu India, and the prospect of being brought under its power is a wholesome terror.
"India and the Indians" by Edward F. Elwin
They have a caste panchayat, the head of which is designated as Mokasi.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell

In news:

When we did a story on Top 10 Craziest Slips of Tongue, we thought only politicians and Khap panchayats (who blame chowmein for the rising number of rapes) had the right to be stupid.

In science:

Panchayats of Melmalayanur and Kurinjipadi Blocks of Tamil Nadu, India 3539 persons with disabilities were identified in the 9 categories of disabilities, following are the main findings of the study.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)