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Updated: Saturday 11th December 2010

Mostofi Definition

Mostofi was the person in charge of financial affairs of certain provinces in Iran. The duty can be though of as some sort of accountant but Mostofi literally means a person who gets his share, probably because one of the main duties of Mostofi was keeping account of taxes collected.In Qajar era, initially in secret, payments under the title of Rosoom were given to the Mostofi, but after some time it became some kind of legal bribe that surpassed Mostofi's normal salary many times.The term Mostofi was also used as family name and titles from the Qajar era.

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