[ dee-muh-nol-uh-tree ]

  1. the worship of demons.

Origin of demonolatry

First recorded in 1660–70; demono- + -latry

Other words from demonolatry

  • de·mon·ol·a·trous, adjective
  • de·mon·ol·a·trous·ly, adverb

Words Nearby demonolatry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use demonolatry in a sentence

  • These were the outward symbols of demonolatry and superstition invented by scheming priests as the fabric of their sacerdotalism.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa | Edmund Candler
  • Not infrequently the fear of the devil was transformed into indifference, and sometimes even into demonolatry.

  • The sacred vessels of the church are said to play an important part in demonolatry.

    Legends, Tales and Poems | Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
  • In Singhalese demonolatry there are seven female demons of lust, popularly called the Madana Yaksenyo.

    Demonology and Devil-lore | Moncure Daniel Conway
  • It was pliant and amalgamated easily with local observances, in China with funeral rites, in Tibet with demonolatry.

British Dictionary definitions for demonolatry


/ (ˌdiːməˈnɒlətrɪ) /

  1. the worship of demons

Origin of demonolatry

C17: see demon, -latry

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