swaraj

noun
swa·​raj | \ swə-ˈräj How to pronounce swaraj (audio) \

Definition of swaraj

: national or local self-government in India

Other Words from swaraj

swarajist \ swə-​ˈrä-​jist How to pronounce swaraj (audio) \ 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'swaraj.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of swaraj

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for swaraj

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

Learn More About swaraj

Dictionary Entries Near swaraj

swap stories

swaraj

sward

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for swaraj

Cite this Entry

“Swaraj.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swaraj. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on swaraj

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about swaraj

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!