Jainism

noun
Jain·​ism | \ ˈjī-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Jainism (audio) , ˈjā- \

Definition of Jainism

: 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

First Known Use of Jainism

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Jainism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jainism. Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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