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demonolatry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n demonolatry the acts or rites of worshiping devils
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Demonolatry The worship of demons.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n demonolatry The worship of evil spirits; the worship of evil personified as a devil.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Demonolatry the worship of demons
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. dai`mwn demon + latrei`a worship, to serve, worship: cf. F. démonolâtrie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. dæmon—Gr. daimōn, a spirit, genius; in N. T. and Late Greek, a devil.

Usage

In literature:

Not infrequently the fear of the devil was transformed into indifference, and sometimes even into demonolatry.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
The Burmese are really as devoted to demonolatry as the hill-tribes who are labelled plain spirit-worshippers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
These were the outward symbols of demonolatry and superstition invented by scheming priests as the fabric of their sacerdotalism.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
There is a tidal demonolatry also.
"Demonology and Devil-lore" by Moncure Daniel Conway
And yet there was in it a taint of sorcery and demonolatry.
"The Wolf Cub" by Patrick Casey
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