vexillolatry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

vexillo- +‎ -latry

Noun[edit]

vexillolatry (uncountable)

  1. (theology) The worship of a flag or flags.
    • 2000, Douglas Fethering, Travels by Night[1], →ISBN, pages 42-43:
      Beginning when I was about twelve, I railed, silently, against having to begin school each day by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, with right hand over heart, if you can imagine such shameless vexillolatry.

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