Caodaism

noun
Cao·​da·​ism | \ (ˈ)kau̇¦dīˌizəm \
plural -s

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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History and Etymology for Caodaism

Vietnamese Cao Đài, literally, great palace + English -ism

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“Caodaism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Caodaism. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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