Definition of Caodaism
: an Indo-Chinese religion originating in Cochin China in 1926, consisting of an amalgamation of elements from Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christianity, and spiritualism, and having its clergy headed by a pope who as the direct representative of its supreme deity exercises both spiritual and temporal power
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Origin and Etymology of caodaism
Vietnamese Cao Đài, literally, great palace + English -ism
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