cultism

[ kuhl-tiz-uhm ]
/ ˈkʌl tɪz əm /

noun

the practices and devotions of a cult.

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Origin of cultism

First recorded in 1830–40; cult + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM cultism

cultist, noun
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