- (in India) rule, especially the British rule prior to 1947.
Origin of raj
Examples from the Web for raj
Contemporary Examples of raj
During the colonial period the Punjabi Muslims formed the prized martial class for the British Raj.CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?
Chuck Cogan, John MacGaffin
December 15, 2014
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
December 13, 2014
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
June 16, 2014
I asked Raj what he found most compelling about his recent visit to Swartland.Drink Like Nelson Mandela: South Africa’s Exciting New Wine
December 14, 2013
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’
July 3, 2013
Historical Examples of raj
A false policy to my mind, and one that in the end will not strengthen the British Raj!A Bottle in the Smoke
You have been told that it needed but an effort to overthrow the British Raj.Rujub, the Juggler
G. A. Henty
From the jet ahead of them, Raj Shiva led a puny, middle-aged co-pilot.
Pandit was a big man by Ophiuchan standards, but Raj Shiva was bigger.
As the enemy of the Company, the result would be that your raj would be lost.Draw Swords!
George Manville Fenn
- (in India) government; rule
Word Origin for raj
- the Raj the British government in India before 1947
British rule in India, 1859, from Hindi raj "rule, dominion, kingdom" (see rajah).