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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of the second highest of the four castes of traditional Indian society, responsible for upholding justice and social harmony, and including people in governing and military positions.
  • adjective Of or relating to the caste of Kshatriyas.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The second or military caste in the social system of the Brahmanic Hindus, the special duties of the members of which are bravery, generosity, rectitude, and honorable conduct generally.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun India The military caste, the second of the four great Hindu castes; also, a member of that caste. See caste.

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

  • noun a member of the royal or warrior Hindu caste

Etymologies

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

[Sanskrit kṣatriyaḥ, from kṣatram, rule, power.]

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