transmigration

[ trans-mahy-grey-shuhn, tranz- ]
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noun
  1. the act of transmigrating.

  2. the passage of a soul after death into another body; metempsychosis.

Origin of transmigration

1
1250–1300; Middle English transmigracion<Late Latin trānsmigrātiōn- (stem of trānsmigrātiō) removal. See trans-, migration

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How to use transmigration in a sentence

  • The young man's consent and the magnetic manipulation of a competent physician are sufficient for the transmigration.

    Urania | Camille Flammarion
  • But in that case it is not transmigration but the re-appearance of the same person after he has ceased to be.

  • In some systems of transmigration the man, forced after death to assume a lower form, may rise by good conduct to a higher form.