Pronunciation: (brä'mu-niz"um), [key]
1. the religious and social system of the Brahmans and orthodox Hindus, characterized by the caste system and diversified pantheism.
2. the Hinduism of the Vedas, Brahmanas, and Upanishads. Also,Brahminism.
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