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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jainism  \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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Jainism 
  n  1:  sect  founded  in  the  6th  century  as  a  revolt  against  Hinduism 
  [syn:  {Jainism}] 
  2:  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  [syn:  {Jainism}] 




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