- (formerly) the wife of a maharajah.
- (formerly) an Indian princess who was sovereign in her own right.
Origin of maharanee
1850–55; < Hindi mahārānī great queen, equivalent to mahā- great + rānī ranee
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Examples from the Web for maharanee
He was deposed and three boys of the family were selected of whom the Maharanee was allowed to adopt one as heir.Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life
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It had formerly belonged to the Maharanee of Kholtan, and had been looted from her palace during the last war.Tales of Destiny
The elephant felt that in the presence of the Maharanee, for such he believed her to be, his position was undignified.Her Ladyship's Elephant
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