noun kai·val·ya \kīˈvəlyə\

Definition of kaivalya



  1. :  the final state of Jain and Vedantic salvation characterized as absolute release of one's jiva from all entanglements with ajiva :  self-directed liberation

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Origin and Etymology of kaivalya

Sanskrit, from kevala exclusively one's own, alone, whole — more at celibate

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to cast off or become cast off

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