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dharma name (hōgō法號, hōmyō 法名)

Also called precept name (kaimyō 戒名). 1. Buddhist name given a person upon their ordination as a monk, as decided by the teacher ordaining them. 2. Buddhist name given a lay person upon receiving the bodhisattva precepts, or in the posthumous ordination as a monk that is part of a funeral service.