Vivadapada, Vivādapada, Vivada-pada: 5 definitions


Vivadapada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Vivādapada (विवादपद) refers to “dispute or lawsuit”. It was first defined in the Artha-śāstra 3.16.38. It is also known by its synonym vyavahārapada.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Google Books: King, Governance, and Law in Ancient India: Kautilya's Arthasastra

Vivādapada (विवादपद, “grounds for Litigation”):—This term has the technical meaning of the various grounds on which a lawsuit may be filed (also called vyavahārapada).

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vivadapada in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vivādapada (विवादपद).—a title of dispute; विवादपदनिबन्धः (vivādapadanibandhaḥ) Kau. A.3.

Derivable forms: vivādapadam (विवादपदम्).

Vivādapada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vivāda and pada (पद).

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

Vivādapada (विवादपद).—[neuter] the object of a contest.

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

Vivādapada (विवादपद):—[=vi-vāda-pada] [from vi-vāda > vi-vad] n. the subject of a dispute or lawsuit, [Yājñavalkya [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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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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