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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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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 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.,