reincarnation


reincarnation

noun

  1. the belief that the soul, upon death of the body, comes back to earth in another body or form.
  2. rebirth of the soul in a new body.
  3. a new incarnation or embodiment, as of a person.

noun

  1. the belief that on the death of the body the soul transmigrates to or is born again in another body
  2. the incarnation or embodiment of a soul in a new body after it has left the old one at physical death
  3. embodiment again in a new form, as of a principle or idea
n.

1829, “fact of repeated incarnation,” from re- “back, again” + incarnation. Meaning “a new embodiment” is from 1854.

Being reborn in another body. Several religions, including Hinduism, believe that the human spirit returns to Earth in different forms again and again as it strives for perfection.

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