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Baalism

[bey-uh-liz-uh m, bey-liz-]
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noun
  1. the worship of Baal.
  2. idolatry.

Origin of Baalism

First recorded in 1615–25; Baal + -ism
Related formsBa·al·ist, Ba·al·ite [bey-uh-lahyt, bey-lahyt] /ˈbeɪ əˌlaɪt, ˈbeɪ laɪt/, nounBa·al·is·tic, Ba·al·it·i·cal [bey-uh-lit-i-kuh l, bey-lit-] /ˌbeɪ əˈlɪt ɪ kəl, beɪˈlɪt-/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for baalism

Historical Examples

  • Baalism, the name given to the worship of natural causes, tending to the obscuration and denial of the worship of God as Spirit.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • By the sword he not only mounted the throne, but rooted out the Baalism against which Elijah and Elisha had both contended.