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Definition of "maharajah" [maharajah]

  • A king or prince in India ranking above a rajah, especially the sovereign of one of the former native states. (noun)
  • Used as a title for such a king or prince. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "maharajah" in a sentence
  • "The title maharajah, meaning "great king," had been claimed by the Dali kings."
  • "Mussulmans among them, though the maharajah is a Hindoo."
  • "The krewe's royalty is referred to as the maharajah and the maharanee."