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reincarnation

noun uk   /ˌriː.ɪn.kɑːˈneɪ.ʃən/ us    /-kɑːr-/
[U] the belief that a dead person's spirit returns to life in another body: Hindus and Buddhists believe in reincarnation. [C] a person or animal in whose body a dead person's spirit returns to life: He believes he's a reincarnation of Julius Caesar.
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