noun Buddhism.

Hinayanist name for Hinayana. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for theravada

Contemporary Examples of theravada

  • Thailand is a unique society in the modern world: a Theravada Buddhist monarchy with a parliamentary system.

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    Thailand on the Brink

    Lawrence Osborne

    April 26, 2010

British Dictionary definitions for theravada



the southern school of Buddhism, the name preferred by Hinayana Buddhists for their doctrines

Word Origin for Theravada

from Pali: doctrine of the elders
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