Meaning of twice-born

twice-born

Pronunciation: (twīs'bôrn'), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to members of the Indian castes of Brahmins, Kshatriyas, and Vaisyas, who undergo a spiritual rebirth and initiation in adolescence.
  2. having undergone reincarnation.
  3. born-again (def. 1).
  4. denoting any moral or religious experience that brings about a major reorientation of a person's character or personality.
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