Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The practice of worshipping or revering the dead.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The worship of the dead; manes worship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Worship of the dead; worship of the spirits of the dead, or of ancestors; excessive veneration or sentimental reverence toward the dead.

Etymologies

necro- +‎ -latry (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Perhaps what had attracted her most in him from the beginning had been his enthusiasm and healthy faith in the world, which had contrasted brilliantly with her father's pessimism and bigoted political necrolatry, if I may coin a word from the Greek to express an old-fashioned Roman's blind worship of the dead past.

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