Bahadur



a title of respect commonly affixed to the names of European officers in Indian documents or used in ceremonious mention by Indians:
Jonas Sahib Bahadur.
Historical Examples

My brother writes to me, ‘If you want to face this side again, face as bahadur.’
Leaves from a Field Note-Book J. H. Morgan

He soon discovered the luke-warmness of bahadur Khan, the ruler.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9 Various

In the end bahadur drove them back to the mountains, and there was peace.
Jones of the 64th F. S. (Frederick Sadleir) Brereton

In 1707 Aurengzebe died, and bahadur Shah ascended the throne.
Female Warriors, Vol. II (of 2) Ellen C. Clayton

There the disloyalty of bahadur Khan was manifest; he refused to pay respects to Danyal.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9 Various

“One of the daughters of bahadur Shah is here,” murmured Mayne rapidly.
The Red Year Louis Tracy

He insisted that bahadur Khan should join him and help the imperial cause.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9 Various

Then the door opened and with a confederate mysterious air the orderly announced bahadur Rai.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Sept. 19, 1917 Various

She persuaded bahadur Shah to proclaim her son heir to the throne.
A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year Edwin Emerson

“I come of land-holding stock,” said bahadur Khan, rocking where he stood.
The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition Rudyard Kipling

noun
(often in combination) a title formerly conferred by the British on distinguished Indians

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