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BONZE (from Japanese bonzo, probably ...

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 214 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BONZE (from Japanese bonzo, probably a mispronunciation of Chinese fan sung, " religious person "), the European name for the members of the Buddhist religious orders of Japan and China. The word is loosely used of all the Buddhist priests in those and the neighbouring countries.
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