khalsa

[kahl-suh]

Origin of khalsa

1770–80; < Hindi khālṣa literally, pure ≪ Arabic khāliṣah
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Contemporary Examples of khalsa

  • The 1699 inauguration of the Khalsa Panth also demonstrates an integration of the spiritual and political.

  • He said he had stopped seeing Khalsa after the doctor became well-known in Hollywood.

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  • I emailed Khalsa questions about Alley's business and whether he endorses her products.

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  • I asked a prominent executive who had been a devoted patient of Khalsa's about him.

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Historical Examples of khalsa


British Dictionary definitions for khalsa

Khalsa

noun
  1. an order of the Sikh religion, founded (1699) by Guru Gobind Singh. Members vow to wear the five Ks, to eat only ritually killed meat, and to refrain from committing adultery or cutting their hair
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