Dharmadhikarana, Dharmādhikaraṇa, Dharma-adhikarana: 8 definitions

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Dharmadhikarana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dharmādhikaraṇa (धर्माधिकरण).—Judges, generally Brahmanas.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 215. 24 and 30; 217. 11.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geogprahy

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dharm-ādhikaraṇa.—(EI 18, 23, 25; CII 4; LP), a law- court; a court of justice. See Dharm-ādhikaraṇin. Cf. karaṇa (LP); the department of justice. (HD), a judge. See Viṣṇudharmottara, II. 24. 24-25. Note: dharm-ādhikaraṇa 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

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dharmādhikaraṇa (धर्माधिकरण).—n S The office of watching over morals and manners, of enforcing observance of the ordinances of religion &c., censorship. 2 Administration of the laws. 3 A royal tribunal or hall of justice.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dharmādhikaraṇa (धर्माधिकरण).—

1) administration of the laws.

1) a court of justice.

-ṇaḥ a judge.

Derivable forms: dharmādhikaraṇam (धर्माधिकरणम्).

Dharmādhikaraṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharma and adhikaraṇa (अधिकरण).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dharmādhikaraṇa (धर्माधिकरण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) A court of justice. m.

(-ṇaḥ) A judge. E. dharma, and adhikaraṇa supervision. dharmo'dhikriyate atra . adhi + kṛ ādhāre lyuṭ .

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

Dharmādhikaraṇa (धर्माधिकरण).—n. 1. administration of justice, [Pañcatantra] 97, 1. 2. A court of justice, [Pañcatantra] 96, 25.

Dharmādhikaraṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharma and adhikaraṇa (अधिकरण).

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

Dharmādhikaraṇa (धर्माधिकरण).—[neuter] administration of the laws; [masculine] judge, magistrate.

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

1) Dharmādhikaraṇa (धर्माधिकरण):—[from dharma > dhara] n. administration or court of Justice, [Pañcatantra] (-sthāna n. a law court, [ib.])

2) [v.s. ...] m. a judge, magistrate, [Matsya-purāṇa]

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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 (even English!). 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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