Caodaism

noun Cao·da·ism \(ˈ)kau̇¦dīˌizəm\

Definition of Caodaism

plural

-s

  1. :  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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