pan•ditPronunciation: (pun'dit; spelling pron. pan'dit), [key]
a man in India esteemed for his wisdom or learning: often used as a title of respect. Also,pundit.
Pan•ditPronunciation: (pun'dit), [key]
Vi•ja•ya Lak•shmi Pronunciation: (vi-jī'u läk'shmē), [key]
1900–90, Indian stateswoman (sister of Jawaharlal Nehru).
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