Definition of Lamaist in US English:

Lamaist

noun & adjective

  • See Lamaism

    • ‘Scroll paintings called tanka that depicted the various gods and saints of Lamaist Buddhism decorated every temple.’
    • ‘The Bogd Gegeen, or spiritual leader of Mongolia's Lamaists, was proclaimed khan of Mongolia on 16 December, and the country's religious center, Urga, became the capital.’
    • ‘A Lamaist monk, he wears a five-part ritual crown similar to the one in Plate XIII, from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.’
    • ‘There is also a religious justification for the ban in this staunchly Lamaist Buddhist kingdom.’
    • ‘The Chinese Emperor was the highest patron of Lamaist Buddhism - a concept which allowed the Emperor to think of the Dalai Lama as his client, and the Dalai Lama to think of the Emperor as his disciple.’

Pronunciation

Lamaist

/ˈlɑmə(j)əst//ˈlämə(y)əst/