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.
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- 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.
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- 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
Sikh + -ism (Wiktionary)