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or maharani

[mah-huh-rah-nee] /ˌmɑ həˈrɑ ni/
(formerly) the wife of a maharajah.
(formerly) an Indian princess who was sovereign in her own right.
Origin of maharanee
1850-55; < Hindi mahārānī great queen, equivalent to mahā- great + rānī ranee Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The elephant felt that in the presence of the maharanee, for such he believed her to be, his position was undignified.

    Her Ladyship's Elephant David Dwight Wells
  • He was deposed and three boys of the family were selected of whom the maharanee was allowed to adopt one as heir.

    Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  • It had formerly belonged to the maharanee of Kholtan, and had been looted from her palace during the last war.

    Tales of Destiny Edmund Mitchell

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