Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Excessive or affected religious zeal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. excessive religious ardour or zeal
  • n. extreme piety
  • n. discrimination or prejudice on the basis of religion or religious beliefs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The practice of, or devotion to, religion.
  • n. Affectation or pretense of religion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Outward practice or profession of religion.
  • n. Affected religious zeal.

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

  • n. exaggerated or affected piety and religious zeal
  • n. exaggerated religious zealotry

Etymologies

From religion +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

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