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raj

[rahj] /rɑdʒ/
noun, (often initial capital letter)
1.
(in India) rule, especially the British rule prior to 1947.
Origin of raj
1790-1800
1790-1800; < Hindi rāj < Pali, Prakrit rajja < Sanskrit rājya kingdom, rule
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  • A false policy to my mind, and one that in the end will not strengthen the British raj!

  • You have been told that it needed but an effort to overthrow the British raj.

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  • From the jet ahead of them, raj Shiva led a puny, middle-aged co-pilot.

  • Pandit was a big man by Ophiuchan standards, but raj Shiva was bigger.

  • As the enemy of the Company, the result would be that your raj would be lost.

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British Dictionary definitions for raj

raj

/rɑːdʒ/
noun
1.
(in India) government; rule
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi, from Sanskrit rājya, from rājati he rules

Raj

/rɑːdʒ/
noun
1.
the Raj, the British government in India before 1947
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Word Origin and History for raj

Raj

n.

British rule in India, 1859, from Hindi raj "rule, dominion, kingdom" (see rajah).

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