from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Worship of the saints.
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- n. The worship of saints.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The invocation or worship of saints.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The worship of saints. In the Roman Catholic Church it is distinguished from the latria, or supreme worship due to God alone. See dulia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the worship of saints
On this fact hypothesis I remark that, if the shipwrecked foreigners were educated men, or only possessed of such Scriptural knowledge as was then imparted to the commonality of laymen, it is morally impossible to conceive that a Spaniard of the sixteenth century should confine his instruction to some of the leading events of the Old Testament, and be totally silent upon the Christian dispensation, and the cruciolatry, mariolatry, and hagiolatry of that day.
In addition, female figures were prominent in the Irish Catholic hagiolatry of the area, harking back to the powerful position of goddesses and female druids in the pagan Celtic belief system, a status that carried over into early Celtic Christianity.
The Mariolatry is excessive, and the hagiolatry offensive.
Though far from a scientific conception of natural law, many men had become sufficiently monistic in their philosophy to see in the current hagiolatry a sort of polytheism.
I should be sorry to find you far gone in hagiolatry.
But, if the hagiolatry of Waters and Pollan isn't your cup of organic oolong, howzabout lending an ear to Chef Michel Nischan's take on these more Earth-attentive buying practices.