Definition of Lamaistic in US English:

Lamaistic

adjective

  • See Lamaism

    • ‘Later it achieved a degree of independence becoming an important centre of the Lamaistic Sakvapa sect.’
    • ‘The official religion is a Lamaistic form of Mahayana Buddhism; monasteries are numerous in Bhutan, and monks number some 6000.’
    • ‘The system is still taught by a surviving Lamaistic school.’
    • ‘According to a Lamaistic legend, Buddha himself gave this instrument to the Dragon King as a present.’
    • ‘Even in the Forbidden City itself, Tibetan Buddhist shrines could be seen everywhere and Lamaistic rituals were held each year.’

Pronunciation

Lamaistic

/ˌläməˈistik/