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

  • Gandhi, Indira Nehru 1917-1984. Indian political leader who served as prime minister (1966-1977 and 1980-1984). She was assassinated by Sikh extremists.
  • Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand Known as "Mahatma.” 1869-1948. Indian nationalist and spiritual leader who developed the practice of nonviolent disobedience that forced Great Britain to grant independence to India (1947). He was assassinated by a Hindu fanatic.

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  • proper n. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement, and proponent of nonviolence.
  • proper n. A surname used by Hindu, Jain, Parsi and Sikh people throughout India.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Mohandas Gandhi, a Hindu nationalist and religious leader, who preached non-violent resistance to oppression.

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

  • n. political and spiritual leader during India's struggle with Great Britain for home rule; an advocate of passive resistance (1869-1948)
  • n. daughter of Nehru who served as prime minister of India from 1966 to 1977 (1917-1984)

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From ગાંધી, गांधी (Gā̃ndhī). (Wiktionary)

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