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iconolatry

[ahy-kuh-nol-uh-tree] /ˌaɪ kəˈnɒl ə tri/
noun
1.
the worship or adoration of icons.
Origin of iconolatry
1615-1625
First recorded in 1615-25; icono- + -latry
Related forms
iconolater, noun
iconolatrous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for iconolatry
Historical Examples
  • Ignorant devotion has so soon degenerated into superstition and iconolatry.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • Symbols tend either toward personification (iconolatry), or toward secularization.

    The Religious Sentiment Daniel G. Brinton
British Dictionary definitions for iconolatry

iconolatry

/ˌaɪkɒˈnɒlətrɪ/
noun
1.
the worship or adoration of icons as idols
Derived Forms
iconolater, noun
iconolatrous, adjective
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