Meaning of benami in English:


Pronunciation /beɪˈnɑːmi/


  • (in South Asia) denoting a purchase of property that is conducted in such a way as to conceal the identity of the true buyer.

    • ‘due to the crackdown on benami transactions, dubious players are likely to be pushed out of the market’


Urdu benāmī, from Persian, literally ‘the state of being without a name’.