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rajalso Raj (räj)
Dominion or rule, especially the British rule over India (1757-1947).
1. (Historical Terms) the Raj the British government in India before 1947
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the Raj the British government in India before 1947
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in India) government; rule
[C19: from Hindi, from Sanskrit rājya, from rājati he rules]
n. (often cap.)
(in India) rule, esp. the British rule prior to 1947.
[1790–1800; < Hindi rāj; compare Pali, Prakrit rajja]