a king or prince in India.
a minor chief or dignitary.
an honorary title conferred on Hindus in India.
a title of rulers, princes, or chiefs in Java, Borneo, etc.
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How to use rajah in a sentence
Shortly before my departure I had the pleasure of being presented to the rajah through the aid of my fellow-traveller, Mr. Law.
The rajah repeated the same question ninety-nine times, and always received the same answer.
Finally, I must mention that for many years no one has died in the palace which the rajah occupies.
The revenues of his own possessions amount to half as much more; but with all this, he is not so well off as the rajah of Benares.
To my great joy the rajah consented, and with less difficulty than I had anticipated, for I had become a great favourite with him.Confessions of a Thug | Philip Meadows Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for rajah
(in India, formerly) a ruler or landlord: sometimes used as a form of address or as a title preceding a name
a Malayan or Javanese prince or chieftain
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