Definitions

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  • n. The worship of saints

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The worship of saints or sacred things.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The worship of saints or sacred things.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the worship of saints

Etymologies

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hiero- + -latry

Examples

  • And thou here practisest such idolatry and hierolatry?

    Thus Spake Zarathustra

  • Were it true, they would have been able to have traced the progress of the Christolatry from the lowest sort of 'Christodulia' with the same historical distinctness against the universal Church, that the Protestants have that of hierolatry against the Romanists.

    The Literary Remains of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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