Brah·​min·​ism ˈbrä-mə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Brahminism (audio)
plural -s
: the system or practices of or imputed to Brahmins
an ardent devotee of Brahminism

Word History

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Brahminism was in 1816

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“Brahminism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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