swa·​raj swə-ˈräj How to pronounce swaraj (audio)
: national or local self-government in India
swarajist noun

Examples of swaraj in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Indeed, the transitions toward an eco-swaraj—a community that practices self-rule merged with ecological sustainability—will face many such challenges. Scientific American, 21 Sep. 2021 Truly life-sustaining recoveries would emphasize all the spheres of eco-swaraj, arrived at via four pathways. Ashish Kothari, Scientific American, 20 May 2021

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Word History


Hindi svarāj, from Sanskrit sva own + Hindi rāj rule — more at suicide, raj

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swaraj was in 1908

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“Swaraj.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swaraj. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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