Definition of muqaddam in English:

muqaddam

Pronunciation /mʊˈkadəm/

noun

  • In South Asia (and occasionally elsewhere): a headman, a local chief.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in William Phillip (fl. 1596–1619), translator. Partly from Urdu muqaddam, partly from Persian muqaddam headman of a village, and partly from their etymon Arabic muqaddam, passive participle of qaddama to place in front.