Definitions

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  • n. ancestor-worship

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The worship of the manes or shades of the dead.

Etymologies

From manes ("spirit of the ancestors") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Now I'm all for African brotherhood and sisterhood, in spite of recent attempts to shake my faith :- , but honestly why do we persist in an empty big-manism - Perhaps there's a logic to this, so if you know it, please let me know...

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • As to the Christian system of faith, it appears to me as a compound made up chiefly of manism with but little Deism, and is near to Atheism as twilight is to darkness.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 13 — Religion and Philosophy

  • This “man of sin” is a manism, or a power under the government of man, and is identical with the beast power of Rev. 13.

    The Gospel Day Or, the Light of Christianity

  • Jude foresees the great dark beastly manism that was to darken the earth in the clear day, the same as was seen by the

    The Gospel Day Or, the Light of Christianity

  • There is no manism in the church of God, therefore it is not animal or beastly.

    The Gospel Day Or, the Light of Christianity

  • This beast religion — manism — the Catholic sect, was now looked upon as the church.

    The Gospel Day Or, the Light of Christianity

  • The rustler, brand-burner or brand-blotcher now became one of the new Western characters, and a new sort of bad-manism had its birth.

    The Story of the Outlaw A Study of the Western Desperado

  • Every face seemed to have been squeezed into the same mould, to grow it into one particular make, which was inexpressive, inanimate, and dull, while they all wore the look of being on the high-road to old-manism without having been allowed to stop and play on the way, and be boys.

    Quicksilver The Boy With No Skid To His Wheel

  • Only later, was this twisted to show evidence of his so called 'one-manism' and petit bourgeois tendencies of self-promotion.

    Debi Alper

  • Along the way, in a piece that reeks of elite anti-elitism and uncommon-man common-manism, the writer lets the mask slip at the nearly conjugal moment of declaring that the beloved Tea Party rabble needs a Dear Leader:

    Reason Magazine

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