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Aum Shinrikyo

/ (ˈəʊm ˌʃɪnrɪˈkjəʊ) /
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noun
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
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Word Origin for Aum Shinrikyo

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

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