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n. - Emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species.; Renewal by or as if by rebirth (as a Christian baptism); Also: The doctrine of continued rebirths

Usage examples (31)
  • "palingenesis," the Sermon on the Mount, the apotheosis of the weak, the love of the people, regard for the poor, and the re-establishment of all that is humble, true,...
  • Pythagoras, his master, on the subject of palingenesis:
  • Various forms of this doctrine are transmigration, metempsychosis, palingenesis, and rebirth.
  • If we pass from India to Egypt, the land of mystery, we again find the world-wide doctrine of palingenesis hidden beneath the same veil. for more
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