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ma·ha·ra·nior ma·ha·ra·nee (mä′hə-rä′nē)
n. pl. ma·ha·ra·nis or ma·ha·ra·nees
1. The wife of a maharajah.
2. A princess in India ranking above a rani, especially the sovereign ruler of one of the former native states.
3. Used as a title for such a woman.
[Hindi mahārānī, from Sanskrit mahārājñī : mahā-, great; see meg- in Indo-European roots + rājñī, queen; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]
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or ma•ha•ra•ni(ˌmɑ həˈrɑ ni)
n., pl. -nees or -nis.
1. the wife of a maharajah.
2. a former Indian princess being sovereign in her own right.
[1850–55; < Hindi mahārānī great queen, derivative of mahā- great]
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|Noun||1.||maharanee - a great rani; a princess in India or the wife of a maharaja|
princess - a female member of a royal family other than the queen (especially the daughter of a sovereign)
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