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 (brä′mə-nĭz′əm) also Brah·min·ism (brä′mĭ-)
n. Hinduism
1. The religious practices and beliefs of ancient India as reflected in the Vedas.
2. The social and religious system of orthodox Hindus, especially of the Brahmins, based on a caste structure and various forms of pantheism.

Brah′man·ist n.
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Sadly, their original works have been lost, and thus we are left to glean what we can of their writings from the texts of their opponents--Buddhists, Jains, and Brahmanists.
As noted by Tam (1951: 176), although there was not a state of war between Buddhists and Brahmanists, it is possible that a good level of tension arose from religious and political grounds.