- (in India) self-government.
- (initial capital letter) (formerly, in British India) the political party supporting this principle over British rule.
Origin of swaraj
1905–10; < Hindi, presumably equivalent to Sanskrit sva own + Hindi rāj raj
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Examples from the Web for swaraj
Reader: I have placed before you my idea of Swaraj as I think it should be.
It is as difficult for me to understand the true nature of Swaraj as it seems to you to be easy.
But such Swaraj has to be experienced by each one for himself.
You and I and all Indians are impatient to obtain Swaraj, but we are certainly not decided as to what it is.
Is our love of luxury so inveterate, that we cannot control it even for the sake of Swaraj?The Wheel of Fortune
- (in British India) self-government; independence
C20: from Sanskrit svarāj, from sva self + rājya rule