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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.
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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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Historical Examples of swaraj

  • You and I and all Indians are impatient to obtain Swaraj, but we are certainly not decided as to what it is.

    Indian Home Rule

    M. K. Gandhi

  • Reader: I have placed before you my idea of Swaraj as I think it should be.

    Indian Home Rule

    M. K. Gandhi

  • It is as difficult for me to understand the true nature of Swaraj as it seems to you to be easy.

    Indian Home Rule

    M. K. Gandhi

  • But such Swaraj has to be experienced by each one for himself.

    Indian Home Rule

    M. K. Gandhi

  • Without it, Swaraj cannot be established or retained after establishment.

    The Wheel of Fortune

    Mahatma Gandhi


British Dictionary definitions for swaraj

swaraj

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

Word Origin for swaraj

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