maharanee

or ma·ha·ra·ni

[ mah-huh-rah-nee ]
/ ˌmɑ həˈrɑ ni /

noun

(formerly) the wife of a maharajah.
(formerly) an Indian princess who was sovereign in her own right.

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Origin of maharanee

1850–55; <Hindi mahārānī great queen, equivalent to mahā- great + rānīranee
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Example sentences from the Web for maharanee

  • The elephant felt that in the presence of the Maharanee, for such he believed her to be, his position was undignified.

    Her Ladyship's Elephant|David Dwight Wells
  • It had formerly belonged to the Maharanee of Kholtan, and had been looted from her palace during the last war.

    Tales of Destiny|Edmund Mitchell
  • He was deposed and three boys of the family were selected of whom the Maharanee was allowed to adopt one as heir.

    Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life|Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey