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Meaning of JAINISM

Pronunciation:  'jInizum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  religion founded in the 6th century as a revolt against Hinduism; emphasizes asceticism and immortality and transmigration of the soul; denies existence of a perfect or supreme being
  2. [n]  sect founded in the 6th century as a revolt against Hinduism

JAINISM is a 7 letter word that starts with J.


 See Also: faith, Jainist, religion, religious belief, religious order, religious sect, sect



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Jain"ism\, n.
The heterodox Hindoo religion, of which the most striking
features are the exaltation of saints or holy mortals, called
jins, above the ordinary Hindoo gods, and the denial of the
divine origin and infallibility of the Vedas. It is
intermediate between Brahmanism and Buddhism, having some
things in common with each.