raj

[rahj]
noun (often initial capital letter)
(in India) rule, especially the British rule prior to 1947.

Origin:
1790–1800; < Hindi rāj < Pali, Prakrit rajja < Sanskrit rājya kingdom, rule

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raj (rɑːdʒ)
 
n
(in India) government; rule
 
[C19: from Hindi, from Sanskrit rājya, from rājati he rules]

Raj (rɑːdʒ)
 
n
the Raj the British government in India before 1947

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