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any of various native religious cults of a millenarian and messianic character located in the southwestern Pacific islands, holding that spirits will bring large cargoes of modern goods for distribution among its adherents.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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a religious movement of the SW Pacific, characterized by expectation of the return of spirits in ships or aircraft carrying goods that will provide for the needs of the followers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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