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Noun: ahimsa  u'him-saa
  1. (Buddhism) a Buddhist and Hindu and especially Jainist doctrine holding that all forms of life are sacred and urging the avoidance of violence

Derived forms: ahimsas

Type of: church doctrine, creed, gospel, religious doctrine

Encyclopedia: Ahimsa, Cheltenham