Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of bhikkhuni in English:
historical A member of an order of Theravada Buddhist nuns.
- Now it is a women's temple where between ten and twenty bhikkhunis live.
- Women had more freedom and independence within the order of bhikkhunis than anywhere else in society.
- Likewise, the bhikkhuni order never made the demanding passage across the Himalayas into Tibet.
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