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Brahminism

[brah-muh-niz-uh m] /ˈbrɑ məˌnɪz əm/
noun
Related forms
Brahminist, noun

Brahmanism

[brah-muh-niz-uh m] /ˈbrɑ məˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
the religious and social system of the Brahmans and orthodox Hindus, characterized by the caste system and diversified pantheism.
2.
the Hinduism of the Vedas, Brahmanas, and Upanishads.
Origin of Brahmanism
1810-1820
1810-20; Brahman + -ism
Related forms
Brahmanist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Brahminism

Brahmanism

/ˈbrɑːməˌnɪzəm/
noun (sometimes not capital)
1.
the religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism, characterized by diversified pantheism, the caste system, and the sacrifices and family ceremonies of Hindu tradition
2.
the form of Hinduism prescribed in the Vedas, Brahmanas, and Upanishads
Derived Forms
Brahmanist, Brahminist, noun
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