Definitions

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  • n. The worship of the powers or agencies of nature; materialism in religion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The worship of the powers or agencies of nature; materialism in religion; nature worship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The worship of the powers or agencies of nature; nature-worship.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek

Examples

  • Savages begin with fetisism and demon-worship, they proceed to physiolatry (the religion of the Vedas) and Sabaeism: the deity is the last and highest pinnacle of the spiritual temple, not placed there except by a comparatively civilised race of high development, which leads them to study and speculate upon cosmical and psychical themes.

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • Savages begin with fetisism and demon - worship, they proceed to physiolatry (the religion of the Vedas) and

    First Footsteps in East Africa

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