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fertility cult

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  1. a religious cult devoted to the enhancement of the fertility of persons, plants, or animals, by means of rituals often associated with a particular deity.
  2. the body of members of such a cult.

Origin of fertility cult

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for fertility cult

fertility cult

  1. the practice in some settled agricultural communities of performing religious or magical rites to ensure good weather and crops and the perpetuity of the tribe
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