Simple Definition of reincarnation
: the idea or belief that people are born again with a different body after death
: someone who has been born again with a different body after death
Examples of reincarnation in a sentence
Many people believe in reincarnation.
Did You Know?
It's easy to make fun of people who claim to be the reincarnation of Cleopatra or Napoleon, but they don't come from a culture that takes reincarnation seriously. In Hindu belief, a person must pass through a series of reincarnations--some of which may be as insects or fish--before fully realizing that the bodily pleasures are shallow and that only spiritual life is truly valuable; only then do the reincarnations cease. For Hindus, an "old soul" is a person who seems unusually wise from early in life, and whose wisdom must have come from passing through many reincarnations.
First Known Use of reincarnation
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Definition of reincarnation for Students
: rebirth of the soul in a new body after death
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