Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An African-based religion similar to voodoo, originating in Cuba and Brazil, which combines the worship of traditional Yoruban deities with the worship of Roman Catholic saints.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From American Spanish santería, worship of saints, from Spanish santo, saint, from Old Spanish, from Late Latin sānctus; see saint.

Examples

  • · Sublime - "Santeria" - this is how you do ska without sounding dated

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  • It also has elements of Santeria, which is a blend of Christian saint worship and West African religious traditions.

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  • Obá Ernesto Pichardo, founder of the Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye, unveiled two 60-year-old copies of a sacred book of the Yoruba-Lukumi religion, aka Santeria, at Florida International University Friday afternoon.

    Pichardo Reveils Sixty-Year-Old Texts

  • The case, decided by a three-judge panel, involved the right of Jose Merced, an adherent of a Caribbean religion called Santeria, to slaughter four-legged animals such as goats and lambs, as well as other animals such as chickens and turtles, in his Euless home as part of religious ceremonies.

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  • That she mixed them together in a brief suite along with a cover of Sublime's "Santeria" says something about her idea of what constitutes a rock classic.

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  • Bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh took the stage at the Catina Los Tres Hombres on Feb. 28 with a new singer named Rome to play a short set of Sublime songs that included "Wrong Way," "Santeria" and the band's biggest hit, "What I Got."

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  • "Santeria," and "Wrong Way," along with Nowell's impromptu solo version of Bob Marley's

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  • Ramirez dedicated the first song, "Crazy Fool," to Nowell, then competently led the amphitheater sing-along through classics like "Santeria," "Wrong Way,"

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  • Below, watch live video of hits like "Santeria" and "What I Got"!

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  • Forty Oz To Freedom celebrates Sublime's entire catalogue, from hits like "Santeria" to obscure tunes like "STP."

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