Dharmadhikara, Dharmādhikāra, Dharma-adhikara: 8 definitions

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Dharmadhikara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

India history and geogprahy

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dharm-ādhikāra.—(EI 15; IA 9), court of law; an office relating to the civil and criminal courts as well as to religious and charitable institutions. See Dharmādhikārin. Note: dharm-ādhikāra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dharmādhikāra (धर्माधिकार).—m S The office of Censor. 2 A justice or magistrate.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dharmādhikāra (धर्माधिकार).—m The office of censor; a justice or magistrate.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dharmādhikāra (धर्माधिकार).—

1) superintendence of religious affairs; Ś1.

2) administration of justice.

3) the office of a judge.

Derivable forms: dharmādhikāraḥ (धर्माधिकारः).

Dharmādhikāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharma and adhikāra (अधिकार).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dharmādhikāra (धर्माधिकार).—m.

(-raḥ) The office of a judge. E. dharma, and adhikāra office.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dharmādhikāra (धर्माधिकार).—m. administration of justice.

Dharmādhikāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharma and adhikāra (अधिकार).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dharmādhikāra (धर्माधिकार).—[masculine] = dharmādhikaraṇa [masculine]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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