Definitions for "Panchayat"
a 'council of five'; a government system of elected councils
Elected body consisting of a few hamlets for local self-governance.
An elected or non-elected, officially recognised or unrecognised, ad-hoc or standing committee of elders of a village or caste. Traditionally served as the local court. Attempts are now being made to have these as elected forums, representing all castes, responsible for development activities at grass-roots levels.
Keywords:  autocratic, nepal, regime, lasted
An Autocratic Regime that lasted 1960-1990 in Nepal