Asoka (d. 223 B.C.)

Asoka (Aso`ka) , a king of Behar, in India; after his accession in 264 B.C. became an ardent disciple of Buddha; organised Buddhism, as Constantine did Christianity, into a State religion; convened the third great council of the Church of that creed at Patna; made a proclamation of this faith as far as his influence extended, evidence of which is still extant in pillars and rocks inscribed with his edicts in wide districts of Northern India; (d. 223 B.C.)

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Ashmun, Jehudi
Ash`taroth
Ash`ton-under-Lyne
Asia
Asia Minor
Askew, Anne
Askew, Antony
Asmode`us
Asmonæ`ans
Aso`ka
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As`pern
Asphalt
Asphaltic Lake
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Aspinwall
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Asquini, Count

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Asoka in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable