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swaraj

[swuh-rahj]
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noun
  1. (in India) self-government.
  2. (initial capital letter) (formerly, in British India) the political party supporting this principle over British rule.

Origin of swaraj

1905–10; < Hindi, presumably equivalent to Sanskrit sva own + Hindi rāj raj
Related formsswa·raj·ism, nounswa·raj·ist, noun, adjective
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Examples from the Web for swaraj

Historical Examples

  • Reader: I have placed before you my idea of Swaraj as I think it should be.

    Indian Home Rule

    M. K. Gandhi

  • It is as difficult for me to understand the true nature of Swaraj as it seems to you to be easy.

    Indian Home Rule

    M. K. Gandhi

  • But such Swaraj has to be experienced by each one for himself.

    Indian Home Rule

    M. K. Gandhi

  • You and I and all Indians are impatient to obtain Swaraj, but we are certainly not decided as to what it is.

    Indian Home Rule

    M. K. Gandhi

  • Is our love of luxury so inveterate, that we cannot control it even for the sake of Swaraj?

    The Wheel of Fortune

    Mahatma Gandhi


British Dictionary definitions for swaraj

swaraj

noun
  1. (in British India) self-government; independence
Derived Formsswarajism, nounswarajist, noun, adjective

Word Origin

C20: from Sanskrit svarāj, from sva self + rājya rule
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