raj

[ rahj ]
/ rɑdʒ /

noun (often initial capital letter)

(in India) rule, especially the British rule prior to 1947.

Origin of raj

1790–1800; < Hindi rāj < Pali, Prakrit rajja < Sanskrit rājya kingdom, rule
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British Dictionary definitions for raj (1 of 2)

raj

/ (rɑːdʒ) /

noun

(in India) government; rule

Word Origin for raj

C19: from Hindi, from Sanskrit rājya, from rājati he rules

British Dictionary definitions for raj (2 of 2)

Raj

/ (rɑːdʒ) /

noun

the Raj the British government in India before 1947
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