plural -s
: the exchequer of an Indian state
usually capitalized : a militant theocracy arising in the late 17th century and continuing today as one of the significant divisions of the Sikhs compare nanakpanthi

Word History


Hindi ḵẖāliṣa, ḵẖālṣa pure, genuine, from Persian, from Arabic khālisah

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“Khalsa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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