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Shinto

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noun Shin·to \ˈshin-(ˌ)tō\

Simple Definition of Shinto

  • : the traditional religion of Japan

Full Definition of Shinto

  1. :  the indigenous religion of Japan consisting chiefly in the cultic devotion to deities of natural forces and veneration of the Emperor as a descendant of the sun goddess

Shinto adjective
Shin·to·ism play \-(ˌ)tō-ˌi-zəm\ noun
Shin·to·ist play \-ˌtō-ist\ noun or adjective
Shin·to·is·tic play \ˌshin-tō-ˈis-tik\ adjective

Origin of shinto

Japanese shintō


First Known Use: 1727

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