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Noun: Jainism  'jI,ni-zum
  1. Sect founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism
     
  2. Religion founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism; emphasizes asceticism and immortality and transmigration of the soul; denies existence of a perfect or supreme being

Type of: belief, faith, religion, religious belief, religious order, religious sect, sect

Encyclopedia: Jainism