Definition of smriti
: the body of Hindu sacred writings containing traditional teachings (as on religious, domestic, and social practice) based on the Vedas and forming the class of shastras below the sruti
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Origin and Etymology of smriti
Sanskrit smṛti, literally, what is remembered, from smarati he remembers
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