pratimoksha

noun
pra·ti·mok·sha | \ˌprətēˈmōkshə\
variants: or patimokkha \ˌpətēˈmȯkə \
plural -s

Definition of pratimoksha 

: Buddhist rules of monastic discipline

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History and Etymology for pratimoksha

Pali & Sanskrit; Pali patimokkha, from Sanskrit pratimokṣa, literally, liberation, deliverance, from prati toward, near + mokṣa liberation

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