khalsa

[ kahl-suh ]
/ ˌkɑl sə /

noun

a martial fraternity originated in 1699 and remaining as one of the closely knit communities of the Sikhs.

Origin of khalsa

1770–80; < Hindi khālṣa literally, pure ≪ Arabic khāliṣah
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Khalsa

/ (ˈkælsə) /

noun

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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