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twice-born

[twahys-bawrn] /ˈtwaɪsˈbɔrn/
adjective
1.
Hinduism. of or relating to members of the Indian castes of Brahmins, Kshatriyas, and Vaisyas, who undergo a spiritual rebirth and initiation in adolescence.
2.
having undergone reincarnation.
3.
born-again (def 1).
4.
denoting any moral or religious experience that brings about a major reorientation of a person's character or personality.
Origin
1400-1450
1400-50, 1785-95 for def 1; late Middle English: an epithet of Bacchus
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having been spiritually renewed; born-again

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