Kshatriya

noun
Ksha·tri·ya | \ˈksha-trē-ə, ˈcha- \

Definition of Kshatriya 

: a Hindu of an upper caste traditionally assigned to governing and military occupations

First Known Use of Kshatriya

1794, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Kshatriya

Sanskrit kṣatriya, from kṣatra dominion — more at check

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