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  1. princely state(Noun)

    A political state, in the widest sense, which is ruled as or like a principality in the generic sense, regardless of the ruler's actual title and rank

  2. Origin: princely (from prince 'monarchic ruler' + -ly) + state


  1. Princely state

    A princely state was a nominally sovereign entity of British India during the British Raj that was not directly governed by the British, but rather by an Indian ruler under a form of indirect rule, subject to a subsidiary alliance and the suzerainty or paramountcy of the British Crown. There were officially 565 princely states in India at the time of independence in 1947, but the great majority had only contracted with the Viceroy of India to provide public services and tax collection. Only 21 major ones had actual state governments, and among them only four were large. They acceded to one or other of the two new independent nations between 1947 and 1949. The accession process was largely peaceful except in the case of Jammu & Kashmir and Hyderabad. All the princes were eventually pensioned off.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of princely state in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of princely state in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  • रियासत राज्यHindi
  • negara pangeranIndonesian
  • stato principescoItalian
  • ರಾಜಪ್ರಭುತ್ವದ ರಾಜ್ಯKannada
  • சுதேச அரசுTamil
  • రాచరిక రాష్ట్రంTelugu
  • پرنسپل ریاستUrdu

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