Definition of Pundit

1. Noun. Someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field.

Exact synonyms: Initiate, Learned Person, Savant
Specialized synonyms: Polymath
Generic synonyms: Bookman, Scholar, Scholarly Person, Student
Derivative terms: Initiate



Definition of Pundit

1. n. A learned man; a teacher; esp., a Brahman versed in the Sanskrit language, and in the science, laws, and religion of the Hindoos; in Cashmere, any clerk or native official.

Definition of Pundit

1. Noun. A learned person in India; someone with knowledge of Sanskrit, philosophy, religion and law; a Hindu scholar. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

2. Noun. A scholar, teacher, master of an art, or learned person. ¹

3. Noun. (historical) A native surveyor in British India, trained to carry out clandestine surveillance beyond British borders. ¹

4. Noun. A self-professed expert in a particular field, especially as called upon to provide comment or opinion in the media; a commentator, a critic. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pundit

1. a Hindu scholar [n -S] : PUNDITIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pundit

puncturations
puncture
punctured
punctured interval
punctured neighborhood
punctured neighborhoods
punctureless
puncturer
puncturers
punctures
puncturing
punctus percontativus
pundette
pundettes
punding
pundit (current term)
punditic
punditocracy
punditocratic
punditries
punditry
pundits
pundle
pundles
pundonor
punese
puneses
pung
punga
pungapung

Literary usage of Pundit

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1. A History of the Sikhs: From the Origin of the Nation to the Battles of the by Joseph Davey Cunningham (1853)
"pundit Julla made the additional mistake of forget- pundit ting that the ... The pundit again, in his arrogance, had ventured to use some expressions of ..."

2. Memoir of the Rev. Henry Martyn by John Sargent (1820)
"... to whom I ha< sent a copy of the Gospels by the pundit, returned her compliments, and desired to know what must be done for obtaining benefit from the ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"... and an alliance was out of the ques- liam died before he could do much more than plan the work, and it was carried on by a pundit, ..."

4. A Collection of Treaties, Engagements, and Sanads Relating to India and by India Foreign and Political Dept, Charles Umpherston Aitchison (1892)
"this Article, His Highness Rao pundit ... Nothing contained in this Article shall affect any rights which His Highness Rao pundit ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1877)
"These plans had to be abandoned, and a less ambitious programme was carried out, in which pundit Eishun Singh proved himself to be a worthy follower of the ..."

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