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Raj \Raj\ (r[aum]j), n. [See Rajah.] Reign; rule. [India]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

British rule in India, 1859, from Hindi raj "rule, dominion, kingdom" (see rajah).


n. reign; rule.


n. British dominion over India (1757-1947)


Raj in different contexts means "rule", "king", "ruler", "emperor" or "royalty" in the Sanskrit language families of the Indian sub-continent, including Romanes, its closest Indo-European relative. Raj is also a Polish, Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian word meaning "paradise" or "heaven".

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Usage examples of "raj".

His Highness the MahaRajadhiRaj Raj Rajeshwar Narendra Kami Shriomani Sawai fai MahaRaja Sri Ganga Muazzam Singhji Jah Bahadur!

Raj placed the accent, Gaur County, about halfway up the Hemmar River.

Raj Ahten wore a white kaffiyeh to keep off the midday sun and to hide the scars on his ruined face.

The intimidating and fanatically devoted Seraphim accompanied Serena to the shuttle deck, where she was met by Raj id Suk and a stone-faced Xavier Harkonnen.

Is it only the end of the dark Kali Yuga, or the beginning of the next holy age of Ram Raj?

The tone strongly implied Messer Raj used ships only because walking on water was tiring.

Raj leaned forward, grinning like a sauroid and tapping one fist into a palm.

In 1182 the Chandel dynasty was overthrown by Prithwi Raj, the ruler of Ajmer and Delhi, after which the country remained in ruinous anarchy until the close of the 14th century, when the Bundelas, a spurious offshoot of the Garhwa tribe of Rajputs, established themselves on the right bank of the Jumna.

There on the bridge, the axman noted that Raj Ahten had nearly grown a new right hand.

The Pindari had the paper spread flat upon the black table and saw the seal of the British Raj.

Wall, and west toward Raj Ahten, even as their fell mage and her companions raised their staves and sent bolts of ice whirling into the elementals.

Review The Sword and the Sickle by Mulk Raj Anand          In this war we have one weapon which our enemies cannot use against us, and that is the English language.

The other people who will probably be taking part are Herbert Read, William Empson, myself and Mulk Raj Anand,16 though we will try to dig up some American writers if we can.

Besides that, Raj had asked for all the units that campaigned with him in the east  --  slightly suspicious, from a Governor's point of view.

Several of the non-Companions looked again at the men who had campaigned with Raj Whitehall, noting the scars and missing limbs and limps.