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Originally coined by British anthropologist Robert Marett to refer to "a belief in a generalized, impersonal power over which people have some measure of control"
animatism (plural animatisms)
- (anthropology) The belief that everything is pervaded with a life-force giving each inanimate object a consciousness or personality, but not a soul as in animism.
belief that everything is pervaded with a life-force