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1. Hinduism
a. A body of teaching composed in Sanskrit and addressing a particular aspect of religious or cultural practice.
b. A canonical text forming a part of such a body of teaching.
2. Buddhism A commentary on the sutras, generally composed in Sanskrit.

[Sanskrit śāstram, from śāsti, he commands, governs, instructs; akin to Albanian thom, I say.]
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(ˈʃɑːstrə) ,




(Hinduism) any of the sacred writings of Hinduism
[C17: from Sanskrit śāstra, from śās to teach]
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