Shingon

noun
Shin·​gon | \ ˈshin-ˌgän How to pronounce Shingon (audio) , ˈshēn- \

Definition of Shingon

: an esoteric Japanese Buddhist sect claiming the achievement of Buddhahood in this life through prescribed rituals

First Known Use of Shingon

1727, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Shingon

Japanese

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“Shingon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shingon. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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