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Aum Shinrikyo

noun
  1. a syncretistic Japanese cult combining elements of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity, founded by Shoko Asahara in 1986; responsible for a number of murders and in particular a nerve-gas attack on the Tokyo underground in 1995Also called: Supreme Truth Cult

Word Origin

C20: from Sanskrit aum om + Japanese shinri kyo supreme truth
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