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brahmacharya

or brah·ma·cār·ya

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

From the Sanskrit word brahmacarya
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