Jain·​ism ˈjī-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Jainism (audio)
: a religion of India originating in the sixth century b.c. and teaching liberation of the soul by right knowledge, right faith, and right conduct

Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Jainism was in 1858

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“Jainism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jainism. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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