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Definition

Area, of a predominantly military town, where mostly civilians reside.
More commonly found in those north Indian cities, where very large military establishments and resulting population of service members overshadows the civilian population.

This is unlike the other phenomenon of having a relatively smaller cantonment( cantt., controment ) area, compared to the larger civilian areas in most cities of the country.

Usage

Subedar Kishan: "Oye buddhu, why did you buy the jalebis here?!. You could have got phress jalebis in Civil Lines na?"
Added 2011-09-04 by I love Dtool

Root

English

Region

North India

Categories

Places

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