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Scientology (ˌsaɪənˈtɒlədʒɪ)
trademark the philosophy of the Church of Scientology, a nondenominational movement founded in the US in the 1950s, which emphasizes self-knowledge as a means of realizing full spiritual potential
[C20: from Latin scient(ia) science + -logy]

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Main Entry:  Scientology
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a controversial belief system developed by L. Ron Hubbard, based on a person being an immortal spiritual being whose survival depends on him/herself and his/her attainment of brotherhood with others and the universe
Etymology:  literally 'knowing how to know'
Usage:  trademark's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin & History

1951, system of beliefs founded by L. Ron Hubbard, perhaps directly from L. scientia (see science), or perhaps via Ger. scientologie (A. Nordenholz, 1937).
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Example sentences for scientology
This was done to avoid potential litigation from the church of scientology.
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