Adhikaranika, Adhikaraṇika, Ādhikaraṇika: 7 definitions


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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Adhikaraṇika or Ādhikaraṇika.—(IE 8-1; EI 28), an officer belonging to or in charge of an adhikaraṇa or office. Note: adhikaraṇika is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

adhikaraṇika : (m.) a judge.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Adhikaraṇika, (fr. adhikaraṇa) one who has to do with the settling of disputes or questions, a judge A.V, 164, 167. (Page 27)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhikaraṇika (अधिकरणिक).—[adhikaraṇam āśrayatayā astyasya ṭhan]

1) A judge, magistrate. अहो व्यवहारपराधीनतया दुष्करं खलु परचित्त- ग्रहणमधिकरणिकैः (aho vyavahāraparādhīnatayā duṣkaraṃ khalu paracitta- grahaṇamadhikaraṇikaiḥ) Mk.9.

2) A government official.

Derivable forms: adhikaraṇikaḥ (अधिकरणिकः).

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Ādhikaraṇika (आधिकरणिक).—[adhikaraṇe niyuktaḥ ṭhak] A judge; Mk.9.

Derivable forms: ādhikaraṇikaḥ (आधिकरणिकः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ādhikaraṇika (आधिकरणिक).—adj. (not in this sense elsewhere; from adhikaraṇa, q.v., with suffix ika), given to disputes: Bodhisattvabhūmi 171.5 sacet prakṛtyā kalahakāraḥ syād ādhikaraṇikaḥ; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.188.2; iii.5.9.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhikaraṇika (अधिकरणिक).—[masculine] judge or magistrate.

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Ādhikaraṇika (आधिकरणिक).—[masculine] judge.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Adhikaraṇika (अधिकरणिक):—[from adhi-kṛ] or better ādhikaraṇika. m. a government official; a judge or magistrate.

2) Ādhikaraṇika (आधिकरणिक):—[from adhi-kṛ] a m. a government official

3) [v.s. ...] a judge or magistrate.

4) b m. ([from] adhikaraṇa), a judge, government official, [Mṛcchakaṭikā] (See adhi).

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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