swaraj

[ swuh-rahj ]
/ swəˈrɑdʒ /
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noun

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

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  8. swarf,
  9. swarm,
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Origin of swaraj

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

Related formsswa·raj·ism, nounswa·raj·ist, noun, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for swaraj

swaraj

/ (swəˈrɑːdʒ) /

noun

(in British India) self-government; independence
Derived Formsswarajism, nounswarajist, noun, adjective

Word Origin for swaraj

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

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