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lamaism


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lamaism  \La"ma*ism\,  n. 
  A  modified  form  of  Buddhism  which  prevails  in  Thibet, 
  Mongolia,  and  some  adjacent  parts  of  Asia;  --  so  called  from 
  the  name  of  its  priests.  See  2d  {Lama}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Lamaism 
  n  1:  Tibetan  Buddhism  having  great  variety  in  its  ritual 
  practices  and  a  complex  hierarchical  organization  [syn: 
  {Lamaism}] 
  2:  Tibetan  Buddhist  doctrine  including  non-Buddhist  Indian 
  elements  and  elements  of  preexisting  shamanism  [syn:  {Lamaism}] 




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