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demonism

[ dee-muh-niz-uhm ]
/ ˈdi məˌnɪz əm /
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noun
belief in demons.
the study of demons; demonology.
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Origin of demonism

First recorded in 1690–1700; demon- + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM demonism

de·mon·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for demonism

demonism
/ (ˈdiːməˌnɪzəm) /

noun
  1. belief in the existence and power of demons
  2. worship of demons
another word for demonology

Derived forms of demonism

demonist, noun
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