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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The political morality taught by Confucius and his disciples, which forms the basis of the Chinese jurisprudence and education. It can hardly be called a religion, as it does not inculcate the worship of any god.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Properly, the ethico-political system taught by Confucius.

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

  • n. the teachings of Confucius emphasizing love for humanity; high value given to learning and to devotion to family (including ancestors); peace; justice; influenced the traditional culture of China

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