Raj



[rahj] /rɑdʒ/

noun, (often initial capital letter)
1.
(in India) rule, especially the British rule prior to 1947.
/rɑːdʒ/
noun
1.
(in India) government; rule
/rɑːdʒ/
noun
1.
the Raj, the British government in India before 1947
n.

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

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