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brahmacharya

or brah·ma·cār·ya

[brah-muh-chahr-yuh]
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noun Hinduism.
  1. the stage of life of the student, entailing study of the Vedas and complete celibacy, usually lasting for twelve years.

Origin of brahmacharya

From the Sanskrit word brahmacarya
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