aniconism

[ an-ahy-kuh-niz-uhm ]
/ ænˈaɪ kəˌnɪz əm /

noun

opposition to the use of idols or images.
the worship of objects symbolic of but not depicting a deity.

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Origin of aniconism

First recorded in 1905–10; an-1 + icon + -ism
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