Brahmanism

or Brah·min·ism

[ brah-muh-niz-uh m ]
/ ˈbrɑ məˌnɪz əm /

noun

the religious and social system of the Brahmans and orthodox Hindus, characterized by the caste system and diversified pantheism.
the Hinduism of the Vedas, Brahmanas, and Upanishads.

Origin of Brahmanism

First recorded in 1810–20; Brahman1 + -ism

Related forms

Brah·man·ist, noun
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Brahmanism

Brahminism

/ (ˈbrɑːməˌnɪzəm) /

noun (sometimes not capital)

the religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism, characterized by diversified pantheism, the caste system, and the sacrifices and family ceremonies of Hindu tradition
the form of Hinduism prescribed in the Vedas, Brahmanas, and Upanishads

Derived Forms

Brahmanist or Brahminist, noun
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