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A member of any of several powerful Hindu landowning and military lineages inhabiting northern and central India.
[Hindi rājpūt, from Sanskrit rājaputraḥ, king's son : rājā, king; see raja + putraḥ, son.]
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(Hinduism) Hinduism one of a Hindu military caste claiming descent from the Kshatriya, the original warrior caste
[C16: from Hindi, from Sanskrit rājan king; see raj]
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a member of a landowning caste or cluster of castes of NW India, esp. of Rajasthan and adjacent parts of the Gangetic plain and Himalayan foothills.
[1590–1600; < Hindi, = Skt rāj king (see raj) + putra son]
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