Definition of dharma
1 Hinduism : an individual's duty fulfilled by observance of custom or law
2 Hinduism & Buddhism a : the basic principles of cosmic or individual existence : divine law b : conformity to one's duty and nature
Origin of dharma
Sanskrit; akin to Latin firmus firm
First Known Use: 1796
Rhymes with dharma
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