or ma·ha·ra·ni



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

Origin of maharanee

1850–55; < Hindi mahārānī great queen, equivalent to mahā- great + rānī ranee Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for maharanee

Historical Examples of maharanee

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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