Shas"ter (?), Shas"tra (?), n. [Skr. castra an order or command, a sacred book, fr. cas to order, instruct, govern. Cf. Sastra.]

A treatise for authoritative instruction among the Hindoos; a book of institutes; especially, a treatise explaining the Vedas.

[Written also sastra.]

 

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