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Noun: Taoism  'taw,i-zum
  1. Religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu
     
  2. A Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism
     
  3. Popular Chinese philosophical system based in teachings of Lao-tzu but characterized by a pantheism of many gods and the practices of alchemy and divination and magic
    - Hsuan Chiao
     
  4. Philosophical system developed by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events
    - Daoism

Derived forms: Taoisms

Type of: belief, faith, organised religion [Brit], organized religion, philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory, religion, religious belief, religious order, religious sect, sect

Encyclopedia: Taoism