Brah·​min·​ism | \ ˈbrä-mə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Brahminism (audio) \
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Definition of Brahminism

: the system or practices of or imputed to Brahmins an ardent devotee of Brahminism

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First Known Use of Brahminism

1816, in the meaning defined above

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