Definition of Akali in English:


nounPlural Akalis

  • A member of a Sikh political group.

    • ‘Political interference in religious matters of the Sikh community by the Akalis witnessed many unpleasant happenings in the last three years.’
    • ‘Every time this undemocratic demand gets checkmated by other political parties through democratic means, the Akalis reserve the right to revert back to quasi-secessionist sentiment.’
    • ‘Philosophically speaking, Akali and Khalsa and Sikh are synonymous.’
    • ‘They said that rivalry between two Akali leaders had led to this condition and the model school at Jawaharsinghwala village was developed at the cost of this school.’
    • ‘Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has made a valiant attempt to put Sikh, or rather Akali, particularism in a national framework.’


From Punjabi akālī, literally ‘follower of the Immortal One’.