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Jain•ism



Pronunciation: ( jī'niz-um), [key]
n.
a dualistic religion founded in the 6th century b.c. as a revolt against current Hinduism and emphasizing the perfectibility of human nature and liberation of the soul, esp. through asceticism and nonviolence toward all living creatures.

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