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Definition of panchayat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    panchayat

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//pʌnˈtʃaɪjət//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pʌnˈtʃaɪjət//
     
    (in some S Asian countries)
     
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  1. 1a village council
  2. 2the official organization that governs local areas in the country, outside large towns