khalsa

noun

khal·​sa
ˈkäl(t)sə
plural -s
1
: the exchequer of an Indian state
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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Khalsa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/khalsa. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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