- history the title of the ruler of the former native state of Baroda in India
C19: from Marathi Gaekvād, literally: Guardian of the Cows, from Sanskrit gauh cow + -vad guardian
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The Maharaja of Gaekwar has introduced it in his territories.Indian Home Rule
M. K. Gandhi
"The Gaekwar of Baroda," announced the woman, pointing to the card on the inside of the lid.Caravans By Night
Finally, it was decided to visit Baroda, the capital of a State where the Gaekwar had recently been deposed for his crimes.The Life of King Edward VII
J. Castell Hopkins
Previously the Gaekwar's standing had been recognized by a royal salute of 21 guns, and seven of these were cut off.
A much better appearance was offered by the Gaekwar's subjects than by the natives seen in Bombay.