Definition of Raj in English:

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Pronunciation: /rɑː(d)ʒ/


(the Raj) historical
1British sovereignty in India: the last days of the Raj
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  • This set of essays written over a span of forty years from 1961 to 2002, examines the structure and working of the British Raj in India during the first half of Crown Rule.
  • In 1921, the Malabar Muslims, known as Moplahs, started a rebellion against the British raj whom they treated as enemies of Islam.
  • Moreover, several police stations and even headquarters of the police divisions in the country continue to function on the methodology that has little changed since its inception during the British raj.
1.1 (raj) [mass noun] Indian Rule; government: [in singular]: they alleged that a ‘goonda raj’ had been set up in the state
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  • The licence-permit raj created passive consumers willing to buy any rubbish available.
  • Triplicane and Ice House areas have had a long history of goonda raj.
  • In a civilisation which boasts of panchayati raj in 5000 BC, democracy is still in its infancy.


From Hindi rāj 'reign'.

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