Muqti'


Muqti'
   In the Delhi sultanate, muqti' was the holder of a large ter-ritory as his iqta', from where he collected land revenue for main-taining his personal establishment as well as military contingent. The muqti' also was responsible for suppressing the local recalcitrants and rebels. Within his iqta' a muqti' could bestow grants on his re-tainers and aides.

Historical dictionary of Medieval India. . 2011.

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