[bey-uh-liz-uh m, bey-liz-]


the worship of Baal.

Origin of Baalism

First recorded in 1615–25; Baal + -ism
Related formsBa·al·ist, Ba·al·ite [bey-uh-lahyt, bey-lahyt] /ˈbeɪ əˌlaɪt, ˈbeɪ laɪt/, nounBa·al·is·tic, Ba·al·it·i·cal [bey-uh-lit-i-kuh l, bey-lit-] /ˌbeɪ əˈlɪt ɪ kəl, beɪˈlɪt-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for baalism

Historical Examples of baalism

  • Baalism, the name given to the worship of natural causes, tending to the obscuration and denial of the worship of God as Spirit.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • By the sword he not only mounted the throne, but rooted out the Baalism against which Elijah and Elisha had both contended.