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Variant of Taoism.

Dao′ist n.
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Noun1.Daoism - philosophical system developed by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events
philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory - a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
Tao - the ultimate principle of the universe
Taoism - religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu
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