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Brah·man·ism(brä′mə-nĭz′əm) also Brah·min·ism (brä′mĭ-)
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.
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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
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or Brah•min•ism(ˈbrɑ məˌnɪz əm)
the religious and social system of the Brahmans, characterized by the caste system and diversified pantheism.
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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
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|Noun||1.||Brahmanism - the religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism|
|2.||Brahmanism - the religious beliefs of ancient India as prescribed in the sacred Vedas and Brahmanas and Upanishads|
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