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Vyavahāra, aka: Vyavahara; 2 Definition(s)

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Vyavahāra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism

Dharmaśāstra (religious law)

Vyavahāra (व्यवहार) means a specific kind of law probably relating to social and commercial transactions. The second meaning of vyavahāra means a specific kind of law probably relating to social and commercial transactions. The second meaning of vyavahāra is “lawsuits” and, derivatively, rules of legal procedure associated with them. Perhaps this meaning is derived from the fact that most lawsuits may have involved commercial transactions, and the nonpayment of debts is always the first and paradigmatic area to be dealt with in legal procedure.

Source: Google Books: A Dharma Reader: Classical Indian Law

1) The term Vyavahāra (व्यवहार, “case”) is the name given to that action of the plaintiff and the defendant which they have recourse to for the purpose of reclaiming their rights. Or, it may stand for the non-payment of debts and such other matters themselves, which often become the subjects of dispute and as such fit for investigation, which thus becomes the duty of the king. (See the Manubhāṣya verse 8.1)

2) The term ‘vyavahāra’ is synonymous to ‘kārya,’ which stands for all such transactions as gifts, deposits, sales and so forth, as also the documents supporting these. (See the Manubhāṣya verse 8.163)

Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya

about this context:

Dharmaśāstra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharma-shastra) is a category of Hindu literature containing important instructions regarding religious law, ethics, economics, jurisprudence and more. It is categorised as smṛti, an important and authorative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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