Definition of Hindooism

1. Noun. The religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.

2. Noun. 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.

Definition of Hindooism

1. n. The religious doctrines and rites of the Hindoos; Brahmanism.

Definition of Hindooism

1. Noun. (dated form of Hinduism) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hindooism

Hinayana Buddhism
Hind II
Hind III
Hindley's screw
Hindooism (current term)
Hindu-Arabic numeral
Hindu Kush
Hindu Kush Mountains
Hindu calendar
Hindu calendar month
Hindu deity
Hindu numeral

Literary usage of Hindooism

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1. Asia and Europe: Studies Presenting the Conclusions Formed by the Author in by Meredith White Townsend (1901)
"... of Hindooism AMONG the great creeds which have influenced masses of mankind, there is none the inner strength of which it is so difficult to discern, ..."

2. Sermons Preached at Trinity Chapel, Brighton by Frederick William Robertson (1866)
"CHRISTIANITY AND Hindooism. An Advent Lecture. DEUTERONOMY vi. 4, 5. — "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord. — And thou shall love the Lord thy God ..."

3. English Rule and Native Opinion in India: From Notes Taken 1870-74 by James Routledge (1878)
"The elder believe that Hindooism, although overgrown with excrescences, has for its germ and origin the worship and unity of the one true (rod, ..."

4. The Theological Review: A Quarterly Journal of Religious Thought and Life by Charles Beard (1867)
"Idol- worship is not Hindooism absolutely. ... Hindooism is like an old Indian templo. Constructed out of the rude materials of ancient Hindoo minds, ..."

5. Two Years in the Jungle: The Experiences of a Hunter and Naturalist in India by William Temple Hornaday (1885)
"A Relic of Hindooism.—Ideas of a Supreme Being and Future State.—The Mongol Dyaks—Remains of Former Chinese Influence.—An Advanced Tribe.—Position. ..."

6. Genseric, King of the Vandals and First Prussian Kaiser by Poultney Bigelow (1918)
"CHAPTER XIX Some observations on the rise and fall of empires—Relative progress of Paganism and Christianity—Mahometanism— Buddhism—Hindooism. ..."

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