Shin·​gon ˈshin-ˌgän How to pronounce Shingon (audio)
: an esoteric Japanese Buddhist sect claiming the achievement of Buddhahood in this life through prescribed rituals

Examples of Shingon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lahaina United Methodist Church, Lahaina Shingon Mission and Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, among others, are believed to be destroyed. Mitch Smith, New York Times, 14 Aug. 2023

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First Known Use

1727, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Shingon was in 1727

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“Shingon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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