khalsa

khalsa

[kahl-suh]
noun
a martial fraternity originated in 1699 and remaining as one of the closely knit communities of the Sikhs.

Origin:
1770–80; < Hindi khālṣa literally, pure ≪ Arabic khāliṣah

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Khalsa (ˈkælsə)
 
n
an order of the Sikh religion, founded (1699) by Guru Gobind Singh. Members vow to wear the five Ks, to eat only ritually killed meat, and to refrain from committing adultery or cutting their hair

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