moksha

noun
mo·​ksha
variants: or less commonly moksa \ ˈmōkshə \
plural -s

Definition of moksha

Hinduism & Jainism
: release from samsara and liberation from karma together with the attainment of Nirvana for the Hindu or kaivalya for the Jain : salvation from the bondage of finite existence — compare dharma, kama

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History and Etymology for moksha

Sanskrit mokṣa; akin to Sanskrit muñcati he releases

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“Moksha.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moksha. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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