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brahmacharya

or brahmacārya

[brah-muh-chahr-yuh] /ˌbrɑ məˈtʃɑr yə/
noun, Hinduism.
1.
the stage of life of the student, entailing study of the Vedas and complete celibacy, usually lasting for twelve years.
Origin of brahmacharya
< Sanskrit brahmacarya
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