Jainism definition by Webster's New World
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a religion of India, founded in the 6th cent. : it emphasizes asceticism, nonviolence, and reverence for all living things
Jainism definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An ascetic religion of India, founded in the sixth century B.C., that teaches the immortality and transmigration of the soul and denies the existence of a perfect or supreme being.