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dharma

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noun dhar·ma \ˈdər-mə, ˈdär-\

Definition of dharma

  1. 1 Hinduism :  an individual's duty fulfilled by observance of custom or law

  2. 2 Hinduism & Buddhism a :  the basic principles of cosmic or individual existence :  divine law b :  conformity to one's duty and nature

dhar·mic play \-mik\ adjective


Origin of dharma

Sanskrit; akin to Latin firmus firm


First Known Use: 1796

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