ancestor worship

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noun Anthropology.

(in certain societies) the veneration of ancestors whose spirits are frequently held to possess the power to influence the affairs of the living.

Nearby words

  1. anc,
  2. anc.,
  3. ancaeus,
  4. ancaster,
  5. ancestor,
  6. ancestral,
  7. ancestress,
  8. ancestry,
  9. anch'ing,
  10. anchises

Origin of ancestor worship

First recorded in 1850–55

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