from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Worship of Baal; idolatry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The worship of Baal; gross idolatry of any kind.
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Originating probably, in the observation of the fertilizing effect of rains and streams upon the receptive and reproductive soil, baalism becomes identical with the grossest nature-worship.