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reincarnation

[ree-in-kahr-ney-shuh n] /ˌri ɪn kɑrˈneɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the belief that the soul, upon death of the body, comes back to earth in another body or form.
2.
rebirth of the soul in a new body.
3.
a new incarnation or embodiment, as of a person.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; re- + incarnation
Related forms
reincarnationist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for re incarnation

reincarnation

/ˌriːɪnkɑːˈneɪʃən/
noun
1.
the belief that on the death of the body the soul transmigrates to or is born again in another body
2.
the incarnation or embodiment of a soul in a new body after it has left the old one at physical death
3.
embodiment again in a new form, as of a principle or idea
Derived Forms
reincarnationist, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for re incarnation

reincarnation

n.

1829, "fact of repeated incarnation," from re- "back, again" + incarnation. Meaning "a new embodiment" is from 1854.

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re incarnation in Culture

reincarnation definition


Being reborn in another body. Several religions, including Hinduism, believe that the human spirit returns to Earth in different forms again and again as it strives for perfection.

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