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A trademark for a system of religious practice developed by American author L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986), aimed at promoting mental and spiritual health by training adherents to overcome the aftereffects of past traumas, including those believed to have been experienced in previous lifetimes.


(Other Non-Christian Religions) trademark the philosophy of the Church of Scientology, a nondenominational movement founded in the US in the 1950s, which emphasizes self-knowledge as a means of realizing full spiritual potential
[C20: from Latin scient(ia) science + -logy]
ˌScienˈtologist n


the doctrines and beliefs of a religious movement founded in the mid-20th century by L. Ron Hubbard, especially an emphasis upon man’s immortal spirit, reincarnation, and an extrascientific method of psychotherapy (dianetics). — Scientologist, n., adj.
See also: Religion
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Noun1.Scientology - a new religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1955 and characterized by a belief in the power of a person's spirit to clear itself of past painful experiences through self-knowledge and spiritual fulfillment
organized religion, religion, faith - an institution to express belief in a divine power; "he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him"


[ˌsaɪənˈtɒlədʒɪ] Ncienciología f, cientología f


nScientology® f
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