dharmasutra

noun dhar·ma·su·tra \-ˈsü‧trə\

Definition of dharmasutra

plural

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  1. :  any of the early lawbooks of Brahmanism

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Origin and Etymology of dharmasutra

Sanskrit dharmasūtra, from dharma + sūtra sutra — more at sutra


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