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ācāra

, m. [ts.], 1. conduct, morals (good or bad,
but generally understood in good sense
); custom, way
of living, habit;
(Gr., answering ācarati b.) treatment,
behaviour
(towards); 2. (opp. anācāra, q. v.) right con-
duct, morality, uprightness, righteousness, integrity;
good manners, proper conduct; regulated conduct or
rule of conduct;
3. (Gr., answering carati + "where")
moving about in or at;
— Abh 784 (a meaning of
'dhamma'), 804 (of 'rasa'), 1047 (of 'vatta'), 1054 (of
'mariyādā'); — 1. ~aṁ isinaṁ brūhi, S I 236,14* (so
read for Ee
isīnaṁ, cf. II 280,30* foll.); 'pāpâcārā' ti
pāpakena ~ena samannāgatā, Vin IV 239,32; may-
; haṁ . . . ayam ~o hoti, S V 73,11 ("practice");
janapade . . . ~aṁ brahme sikkheyyaṁ, Ja IV 221,28*
(ct. = cāritta); use of suff. -āya-, -īya- ~atthe, Sadd
822,23—823,4 ≠ Kacc (-v) 437—438 (pabbatāyati,
puttīyati etc., see ācarati b.); — 2. as "moral conduct"
opp.
anācāra (a. the three avītikkama, b. sabba sīla-
; saṁvara, c. na micchā-ājīvena jīvitaṁ kappeti)
described in detail Vibh 246,17 foll. (under 'ācāra-
gocara-sampanna'), quoted and supplemented Vism
17,1 foll. ≠ Ud-a 225,16 and other ct.s; Spk I 329,29
= Pj II 233,5 (drava + in dvandva cpd., meaning of
'rasa'); cāra + , Dhp-a II 31,14; sīlam pi ~o, vatta-
paṭivattam pi ~o, ib. IV 111,17; ~amhi susikkhitā,
Ja III 368,26* = Ps II 384,3*; Ja IV 429,9' and
V 454,20' (= 'vinaya'); ~amhi pamāṇaka, Saddh 441;
see s. vv. ācāra-gocara-sampanna and ācāra-sīla-
sampanna; — 3. Sadd 717,7 foll. tap-pānâcāresu (ɔ:
tap-pāne: "nadiṁ pivati; tad-ācāre: "gāmaṁ carati);
— — cf. ajjhācāra, ajjhācāre, samācāra; — — ifc. v.
atanditâ°, an-°, ariyâ°, avekkhitâ°, ājīvasīlâ°,
icchâ° (Sp 502,9; Dhp-a II 77,9), issâ° (Sadd 633,25),
evâ° (Vin IV 240,35), olārikâ° (Ps III 183,4), ku-
salâ
° (Th-a II 181,7), khuddâ° (D III 95,15), cittâ°
(Mhv XXXVII 156; Dhp-a III 215,21), dur-° (Dhp-a
IV 39,2), patâ°, patitâ° (Mp I 359,16; Dhp-a II
269,6), pasatthâ° (Bhes 3:1), pāpâ° (Vin IV 239,8;
-gocara, Sn 280), bhikkhâ° (Ps I 257,18; Ja I 90,3),
bhinnâ° (Spk III 87,21), micchâ° (D III 69,25),
muttâ° (D I 166,2), lāmakâ° (As 98,14), luddâ°
(D III 95,15), vipassanâ° (Ja I 106,18), visevanâ°
(Ps III 158,11), vissatthâ° (Ja IV 259,15'; -tā, Spk
I 100,10), vettâ° (Ja III 541,19*), vedikâ (Mhv LXIV
16), saṅkassarâ (S I 66,31*), saddhamma° (Ap
319,3 (so read) = Th-a Ce II 50,1*), sādhujanâ°
(-rahita, Pv-a 67,23), sīlâ (Ja II 3,22).