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cultus

1
[kuhl-tuh s]
noun, plural cul·tus·es, cul·ti [kuhl-tahy] /ˈkʌl taɪ/.
  1. a cult.
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Origin of cultus

1
From Latin, dating back to 1630–40; see origin at cult

cultus

2
[kuhl-tuh s]
noun, plural cul·tus·es, (especially collectively) cul·tus.
  1. lingcod.
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Origin of cultus

2
1850–55, Americanism; < Chinook Jargon kə́ltəs worthless, bad, < Lower Chinook kə́ltas in vain, only (but perhaps itself < Chinook Jargon)
Also called cultus cod.
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Related Words for culti

religion, ritual, faith, tone, look, form, trend, pattern, thing, shape, mode, model, fad, ceremony, admiration, veneration, idolization, creed, liturgy, devotion

British Dictionary definitions for culti

cultus

noun plural -tuses or -ti (-taɪ)
  1. mainly RC Church another word for cult (def. 1)
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Word Origin for cultus

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