Definition of rajpramukh in US English:

rajpramukh

noun

historical
  • In India between 1948 and 1956 (the date of the States Reorganization Act): (an administrative title accorded to) the principal raja of a state comprising the territory of one or more former princely states.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in The Times. From modern Sanskrit rājapramukha principal among kings (also with vernacular pronunciation rājpramukh) from Sanskrit rāja-, combining form of rājan king + Sanskrit pramukha first, foremost from pra- forth, forward + mukha face. The first element is now sometimes reanalysed as from Hindi rāj state, government.

Pronunciation

rajpramukh

/ˈrɑːdʒprəmʊk/