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  • n. A Hindu prince ranking above a raja.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sovereign prince in India; a Hindu prince or king in India ranking above a raja; -- a title given also to other persons of high rank.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The title borne by some Indian princes whose sovereignty is extensive.

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

  • n. a great raja; a Hindu prince or king in India ranking above a raja

Etymologies

From Hindi महा राजा (mahārāja), from Sanskrit mahārāja, compound of  (mahat, "great") and राजन् (rājan, "king"). First used in English in 1698. (Wiktionary)

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