Definition of Brahmanism

1. Noun. The religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism.

Exact synonyms: Brahminism
Generic synonyms: Hindooism, Hinduism

2. Noun. The religious beliefs of ancient India as prescribed in the sacred Vedas and Brahmanas and Upanishads.
Exact synonyms: Brahminism
Generic synonyms: Faith, Religion, Religious Belief

Definition of Brahmanism

1. n. The religion or system of doctrines of the Brahmans; the religion of Brahma.

Definition of Brahmanism

1. Proper noun. The principles and religious practice of the Brahmins, aspects of Hinduism as practiced by the Brahmin caste of India. ¹

2. Proper noun. Historical Vedic ritualism, contrasted with Shramana traditions. ¹

3. Proper noun. The conduct or attitudes ascribed to the social or cultural elite within a given society. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brahmanism

Bragg's law
Bragg peak
Bragg peaks
Bragg scattering
Brahmagupta's formula
Brahmanbaria District
Brahmaputra River
Brahmo Samaj

Literary usage of Brahmanism

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1. The New Larned History for Ready Reference, Reading and Research: The Actual by Josephus Nelson Larned, Augustus Hunt Shearer (1922)
"For brahmanism holds out to all men, as its scheme of salvation, the hope of escape from the pain and weariness of sensitive existence in any shape or stage ..."

2. The Unity of Religions: A Popular Discussion of Ancient and Modern Beliefs by John Herman Randall, J. Gardner Smith (1910)
"This term, brahmanism, in its broadest sense—as we must employ it here—'includes all the religions of India from the earliest times of Vedism, ..."

3. Theological Propædeutic: A General Introduction to the Study of Theology by Philip Schaff, Samuel Macauley Jackson (1893)
"brahmanism. brahmanism (Brahminism) or Hinduism is the ruling religion of East India, ... brahmanism is both pantheistic and polytheistic. ..."

4. Amongst the Shans by Archibald Ross Colquhoun, Holt Samuel Hallett, Terrien de Lacouperie (1885)
"Cambodia—Prea Thong—Entrance of brahmanism, architecture, ... He is believed to have introduced brahmanism, architecture, sculpture, and astronomy into ..."

5. The History of India from the Earliest Ages by James Talboys Wheeler (1874)
"But the brahmanism of the sages and the Buddhism of the monks represented two different stages of development. The brahmanism of the sages, as already seen, ..."

6. His Star in the East: A Study in the Early Aryan Religions by Leighton Parks (1887)
"brahmanism. THE second phase of the religion of India is called brahmanism. It is not easy to draw a line which shall divide brahmanism from ..."

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