Definition of the Raj noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Raj

BrE BrE//rɑːdʒ//
, BrE//rɑːʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//rɑːdʒ//
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British rule in India before 1947 Word Originfrom Hindi rāj ‘reign’. Culture The term Raj is often used to refer to the styles of dress, furniture, architecture, etc. and social attitudes of the British in India in the first half of the 20th century

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