bibliolatry

[bib-lee-ol-uh-tree]
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noun

excessive reverence for the Bible as literally interpreted.
extravagant devotion to or dependence upon books.

Nearby words

  1. bibliographic utility,
  2. bibliographical,
  3. bibliography,
  4. biblioklept,
  5. bibliolator,
  6. bibliological,
  7. bibliology,
  8. bibliomancy,
  9. bibliomania,
  10. bibliomaniac

Origin of bibliolatry

First recorded in 1755–65; biblio- + -latry

Related formsbib·li·ol·a·ter, bib·li·ol·a·trist, nounbib·li·ol·a·trous, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for bibliolatry

bibliolatry

noun

excessive devotion to or reliance on the Bible
extreme fondness for books
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Word Origin and History for bibliolatry

bibliolatry

n.

1763, "worship of books," from biblio- + -latry. Meaning "worship of the Bible" is from 1847.

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