Pronunciation: (där'mu, dur'-), [key]
—n. Hinduism, Buddhism.
1. essential quality or character, as of the cosmos or one's own nature.
2. conformity to religious law, custom, duty, or one's own quality or character.
5. law, esp. religious law.
6. the doctrine or teaching of the Buddha. Pali, dham•ma Pronunciation: (dum'u). [key]
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