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monolatry

[muh-nol-uh-tree]
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noun
  1. the worship of only one god although other gods are recognized as existing.

Origin of monolatry

First recorded in 1880–85; mono- + -latry
Related formsmo·nol·a·ter [muh-nol-uh-ter] /məˈnɒl ə tər/, mo·nol·a·trist, nounmo·nol·a·trous, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • In contrast with 'henotheism' or 'monolatry,' such as the worship of the early Hebrews.

    Outspoken Essays

    William Ralph Inge

  • It is in the category of monolatry that I conceive the theology of the old Israelites must be ranged.


British Dictionary definitions for monolatry

monolatry

noun
  1. the exclusive worship of one god without excluding the existence of others
Derived Formsmonolater (mɒˈnɒlətə) or monolatrist, nounmonolatrous, adjective
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