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  • n. Technical term in Hinduism used to classify philosophical schools and persons, according to whether they accept the authority of the Vedas as supreme revealed scriptures, or not.

Etymologies

From Sanskrit आस्तिक (āstika, "orthodox, believing, pious, faithful"), from अस्ति (asti, ""is, exists", believing, pious"). (Wiktionary)

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