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- n. Any of several unorthodox religious movements among the people of Melanesia based upon Western manufactured goods.
- n. Any of several philosophies or pseudosciences that are not rooted in experiment
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- n. a religious cult that anticipates a time of joy, serenity, and justice when salvation comes
- n. (Melanesia) the followers of one of several millenarian cults that believe salvation will come in the form of wealth (`cargo') brought by westerners; some ascribe divine attributes to westerners on first contact (especially to missionaries)
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