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anthropolatry

[an-thruh-pol-uh-tree]
noun
  1. the worship of a human being as a god.
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Origin of anthropolatry

First recorded in 1650–60; anthropo- + -latry
Related formsan·thro·pol·a·ter, nounan·thro·pol·a·tric [an-thruh-pol-uh-trik, -puh-la-trik] /ˌæn θrəˈpɒl ə trɪk, -pəˈlæ trɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples of anthropolatry

  • Anthropolatry, an-thro-pol′a-tri, n. the giving of divine honours to a human being, a term always employed in reproach.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

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Word Origin and History for anthropolatry

n.

"worship of a human being," 1650s, from Greek anthropos (see anthropo-) + latreia "hired labor, service, worship" (see -latry).

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