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swaraj

[ swuh-rahj ]

noun

  1. (in India) self-government.
  2. (initial capital letter) (formerly, in British India) the political party supporting this principle over British rule.


swaraj

/ swəˈrɑːdʒ /

noun

  1. (in British India) self-government; independence


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Derived Forms

  • swaˈrajism, noun
  • swaˈrajist, nounadjective

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Other Words From

  • swa·rajism noun
  • swa·rajist noun adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of swaraj1

1905–10; < Hindi, presumably equivalent to Sanskrit sva own + Hindi rāj raj

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Word History and Origins

Origin of swaraj1

C20: from Sanskrit svarāj, from sva self + rājya rule

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Example Sentences

True development of the Indian nation must necessarily lie in the path of Swaraj.

Swaraj is indefinable and is not to be confused with any particular system of Government.

The question of nationalism, therefore, looked at from another point of view, is the same question as that of Swaraj.

Step by step the soul of the nation emerges and step by step the nation marches on in the path of Swaraj.

The attempt of the Indian nation to attain Swaraj by this method was, however, met by severe repression.

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