from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The deification of ghosts or the shades of departed ancestors; ancestral worship.
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 In ancestral sciotheism, and in this _monolatry, _ the ethical code, often of a very high order, comes into closer relation with the theological creed.
This _sciotheism, _  as it might be called, is found, in several degrees of complexity, in rough correspondence with the stages of social organisation, and, like these, separated by no sudden breaks.