mahatma: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mu-hät'mu, -hat'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a Brahman sage.
  2. (esp. in India) a person who is held in the highest esteem for wisdom and saintliness.
  3. (in Theosophy) a great sage who has renounced further spiritual development in order to aid those who are less advanced.
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