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  • n. The second-highest of the four castes or varnas in traditional Indian society: the warrior or military caste. (Plural: kshatriya.)
  • n. A member of this caste.

Etymologies

From Hindi क्षत्रिय (kṣatriya, "protector of gentle people"), from Sanskrit क्षत्र (kṣatra, "rule, dominion, authority"). Related to satrap. (Wiktionary)

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