- the wife of a rajah.
- a reigning queen or princess.
Origin of ranee
1690–1700; < Hindi rānī < Sanskrit rājñī queen (feminine derivative of rājan king)
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Examples from the Web for ranee
When we went to Ranee Khet there was not a single house at the place.Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877
She repeated what the old Ranee had already told him and also showed him the stones.
The wicked nurse was with the Ranee when the workman came to her.
The Ranee made haste to lead them to her husband and told him the whole story.
I told the secret to a Ranee who was my enemy, though I did not know it at the time.
- a variant spelling of rani
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