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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of any of several powerful Hindu landowning and military lineages inhabiting northern and central India.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A member of the Kshatriya Hindu caste
  • n. An inhabitant of Rajasthan
  • n. Any of an ethnic group in Pakistan and Northern India who converted to Sikhism or Islam as a result of the Sikh Wars

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of a Hindu race, divided into numerous clans, who regard themselves as descendants of the ancient Kshatriya or warrior caste.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of the dominant Hindu military caste in northern India

Etymologies

Hindi rājpūt, from Sanskrit rājaputraḥ, king's son : rājā, king; see rajah + putraḥ, son.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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