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hierolatry

[hahy-uh-rol-uh-tree, hahy-rol-]
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noun
  1. worship or veneration of saints or sacred things.
Compare hagiology.

Origin of hierolatry

First recorded in 1805–15; hiero- + -latry
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  • Hierolatry, hī-er-ol′a-tri, n. the worship of saints or sacred things.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

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