khalsa

noun khal·sa \ˈkäl(t)sə\

Definition of khalsa

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the exchequer of an Indian state

  2. 2 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

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Origin and Etymology of khalsa

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


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