Definitions

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  • n. Worship of the ass or donkey.
  • n. Preoccupation with or devotion to something foolish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The worship of an ass or asses: ascribed to various ancient sects.

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Examples

  • As regards the last of these, romanticism, according to the author, has meant the rehabilitation of the ass, and the Rousseauists are guilty of onolatry.

    The Art of Letters

  • The calumny of onolatry, or ass-worship, attributed by Tacitus and other writers to the Jews, was afterwards, by the hatred of the latter, transferred to the Christians (Tac.,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

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