hagiolatry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hagio- +‎ -latry.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hagiolatry (uncountable)

  1. The worship of saints.
    • 1971, Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society 2012, p. 25:
      Individual churches had their own patron saints, and strong territorial associations could give hagiolatry an almost totemic character […].

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