Maharaja definitions

mä'hə-rä'jə, -zhə
A king or prince in India ranking above a raja, especially the sovereign of one of the former native states.
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Used as a title for such a king or prince.
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Origin of maharaja

Sanskrit mahārājaḥ mahā- great meg- in Indo-European roots rājaḥ king (variant of rājā king reg- in Indo-European roots)