also Daoism noun Etymology: Tao Date: 1838 1. a Chinese mystical philosophy traditionally founded by Lao-tzu in the sixth century B.C. that teaches conformity to the Tao by unassertive action and simplicity 2. a religion developed from Taoist philosophy and folk and Buddhist religion and concerned with obtaining long life and good fortune often by magical means • Taoist adjective or nounTaoistic adjective

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