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[lak] /læk/
lac2 . Unabridged
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  • A lakh, my friend, is a hundred thousand rupees, say twelve thousand pounds.

    In Clive's Command Herbert Strang
  • A lakh—that is, reckoned at the present rate of exchange, 6,500 pounds sterling.

  • I thought that she was saved, and felt more happy than if I had received a lakh of rupees.

    The King's Own Captain Frederick Marryat
  • Not personally, but it cost the Bank close upon a quarter of a lakh.

    The Pointing Man Marjorie Douie
  • As the king had promised to give a lakh of rupees to the detective, that sum was placed before the son of the younger thief.

    Folk-Tales of Bengal Lal Behari Day
  • If your Majesty leaves behind you the lakh and a half demanded by my partner I shall at least say that which is true.

    The Great Mogul Louis Tracy
  • Proclamation was made in the city to the effect that whoever caught the thief would get the reward of a lakh of rupees.

    Folk-Tales of Bengal Lal Behari Day
  • The king then hawks himself about, "Will any one buy me with half a lakh of gold coins, and deliver me from an ocean of sorrows."

  • Unless you can show me your lakh of rupees, you cannot become my beloved son-in-law.

    A Bayard From Bengal Hurry Bungsho Jabberjee
  • Sahib, you will hardly believe it when I tell you, that the whole amounted to very nearly a lakh of rupees.

    Confessions of a Thug Philip Meadows Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for lakh


(in India and Pakistan) the number 100 000, esp when referring to this sum of rupees
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi lākh, ultimately from Sanskrit lakshā a sign
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