Definition of Fakirism

1. Noun. The practices of fakirs. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fakirism

1. religious asceticism in India [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fakirism

fakements
faker
fakeries
fakers
fakery
fakes
fakest
fakester
fakesters
fakey
fakie
fakies
fakin'
faking
fakir
fakirism (current term)
fakirisms
fakirs
faklempt
fakon
fal la
falafel
falafels
falaj
falajes
falanaka
falbala
falbalas
falcade
falcades

Literary usage of Fakirism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Life and Work in India: An Account of the Conditions, Methods, Difficulties by Robert Stewart (1896)
"... XIX EVANGELISTIC WORK—V Through Forms and Ceremonies—Apologies—Controversy—Worldly Influences— Asceticism and fakirism. [NLY a step forward leads us to ..."

2. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"The origin of fakirism, an institution which reaches back to the most remote antiquity, ... After these models fakirism seems chiefly to have been framed, ..."

3. The International Cyclopedia: A Compendium of Human Knowledge, Rev. with by Selim Hobart Peabody, Charles Francis Richardson (1898)
"The origin of fakirism, an institution which reaches back to the most remote antiquity, ... After these models fakirism seems chiefly to have been framed, ..."

4. TK and the Great Work in America: A Defense of the True and Ancient School by Sylvester A. West (1918)
"fakirism PAST AND PRESENT "The middle ages were not more full of 'Soothsayers,' 'Astrologers,' 'Adepts,' 'Magicians,' and the like, than is the present age ..."

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