Definition of Akali in English:

Akali

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Pronunciation: /aˈkɑːli
 
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noun (plural Akalis)

A member of a Sikh political group.
More example sentences
  • Political interference in religious matters of the Sikh community by the Akalis witnessed many unpleasant happenings in the last three years.
  • Philosophically speaking, Akali and Khalsa and Sikh are synonymous.
  • Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has made a valiant attempt to put Sikh, or rather Akali, particularism in a national framework.

Origin

from Punjabi akālī, literally 'follower of the Immortal One'.

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