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

  • n. A monotheistic religion founded in northern India in the 16th century by the guru Nanak. Sikhism rejects caste distinctions, idolatry, and asceticism and is characterized by belief in a cycle of reincarnation from which humans can free themselves by living righteous lives as active members of society.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A revealed, monotheistic religion originating in northern India, in the 16th century through Guru Nanak and his successors.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The religious system and practices of the Sikhs, as taught in the Sikh Scriptures, the “Adi-Granth,” compiled by the immediate successors of Nanak, then: founder. The system embodies an attempt to combine the leading doctrines of Brahmanism and Mohammedanism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the doctrines of a monotheistic religion founded in northern India in the 16th century by Guru Nanak and combining elements of Hinduism and Islam

Etymologies

Sikh +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

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