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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Metempsychosis

METEMPSYCHO'SIS, noun [Gr. beyond, and animation, life; to animate.]

Transmigration; the passing of the soul of a man after death into some other animal body. Pythagoras and his followers held that after death the soul of men pass into other bodies, and this doctrine still prevails in some parts of Asia, particularly in India and China.