Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Archaic Variant of Hinduism.

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  • n. Dated form of Hinduism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The religious doctrines and rites of the Hindus; Brahmanism.

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  • n. a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
  • n. the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal

Etymologies

Hindoo +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

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