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From Jain +‎ -ism.

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  1. An ancient Dharmic religion, with a focus on nonviolence and personal effort to elevate the reincarnating soul towards moksha by liberating it from samsara.
    Jainism is similar to other eastern religions in believing in reincarnation.
    • 2020, Avni Doshi, Burnt Sugar, Hamish Hamilton, page 55:
      I know enough about Jainism to know that Jains are some of the most extreme vegetarians around.
  2. (philosophy) A nontheistic heterodox Indian philosophy

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