noun (often initial capital letter)
- raison d'état,
- raison d'être,
- raja yoga,
Origin of raj
Examples from the Web for raj
During the colonial period the Punjabi Muslims formed the prized martial class for the British Raj.
He was like some cryptic English-Chekhovian figure, playing out the last days of his private, imagined Raj.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then a guy named Raj flashed not what was in his pants, but what was in his heart.And the Wiener Is…My Trip to Brooklyn’s Smallest Penis Pageant|Tessa Miller|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I asked Raj what he found most compelling about his recent visit to Swartland.Drink Like Nelson Mandela: South Africa’s Exciting New Wine|Jordan Salcito|December 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the hedge fund Galleon Group, pursued a Wall Street lifestyle.Charles Gasparino Details Insider-Trading Investigations in New Book, ‘Circle of Friends’|William O’Connor|July 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The whole British Raj seemed passing away in a single cataclysm.The Story of the Malakand Field Force|Sir Winston S. Churchill
Perhaps the Brahmins became aware that any foul play would bring the English raj down upon them.Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life|Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
It is known that she fell foul of the raj in some way, and they made her come to this place.Caves of Terror|Talbot Mundy
Raj Shiva parried the blow with his forearm, then his big hands moved swiftly and the knife clattered to the floor.
But if she didn't maintain the dive until the last possible instant, Raj Shiva would get control of the ship and its vital cargo.
Word Origin for raj
British rule in India, 1859, from Hindi raj "rule, dominion, kingdom" (see rajah).