cultus

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[ kuhl-tuh s ]
/ ˈkʌl təs /

noun, plural cul·tus·es, cul·ti [kuhl-tahy] /ˈkʌl taɪ/.

a cult.

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Origin of cultus

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From Latin, dating back to 1630–40; see origin at cult

Definition for culti (2 of 2)

cultus2
[ kuhl-tuh s ]
/ ˈkʌl təs /

noun, plural cul·tus·es, (especially collectively) cul·tus.

Also called cultus cod.

Origin of cultus

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1850–55, Americanism; < Chinook Jargon kə́ltəs worthless, bad, < Lower Chinook kə́ltas in vain, only (but perhaps itself < Chinook Jargon)
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British Dictionary definitions for culti

cultus
/ (ˈkʌltəs) /

noun plural -tuses or -ti (-taɪ)

mainly RC Church another word for cult (def. 1)

Word Origin for cultus

C17: from Latin: a toiling over something, refinement, cult
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