Brahmanism

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Brah·man·ism

 (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.

Brahmanism

(ˈbrɑːməˌnɪzəm) or

Brahminism

n (sometimes not capital)
1. (Hinduism) the religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism, characterized by diversified pantheism, the caste system, and the sacrifices and family ceremonies of Hindu tradition
2. (Hinduism) the form of Hinduism prescribed in the Vedas, Brahmanas, and Upanishads
ˈBrahmanist, ˈBrahminist n

Brah•man•ism

or Brah•min•ism

(ˈbrɑ məˌnɪz əm)

n.
the religious and social system of the Brahmans, characterized by the caste system and diversified pantheism.
[1810–20]
Brah′man•ist, n.

Brahmanism, Brahminism

the doctrines and practices of Brahmans and orthodox Hindus, characterized by the caste system, a diverse pantheism, and primary devotion to Brahma, the creator-god of the Hindu trinity.
See also: Hinduism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Brahmanism - the religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism
Hindooism, Hinduism - the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
2.Brahmanism - the religious beliefs of ancient India as prescribed in the sacred Vedas and Brahmanas and Upanishads
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
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According to Mendenhall, Foster's idealized vision of Brahman Hinduism allows him to validate the variety of human experience and the concept of a "spontaneous order" over "the centralized, artificial construct of British rule of law" (52), which was simply an ideological strategy to enforce their oppressive colonial empire (54).