Shaster
Shaster Shas"ter, Shastra Shas"tra, n. [Skr. c[=a]stra an order or command, a sacred book, fr. c[=a]s to order, instruct, govern. Cf. {Sastra}.] A treatise for authoritative instruction among the Hindoos; a book of institutes; especially, a treatise explaining the Vedas. [Written also {sastra}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • sastra — Shaster Shas ter, Shastra Shas tra, n. [Skr. c[=a]stra an order or command, a sacred book, fr. c[=a]s to order, instruct, govern. Cf. {Sastra}.] A treatise for authoritative instruction among the Hindoos; a book of institutes; especially, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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