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  1. the worship of demons.
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Origin of demonolatry

First recorded in 1660–70; demono- + -latry
Related formsde·mon·ol·a·trous, adjectivede·mon·ol·a·trous·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for demonolatry

Historical Examples

  • It was pliant and amalgamated easily with local observances, in China with funeral rites, in Tibet with demonolatry.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)

    Charles Eliot

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

  • Not infrequently the fear of the devil was transformed into indifference, and sometimes even into demonolatry.

  • The Burmese are really as devoted to demonolatry as the hill-tribes who are labelled plain spirit-worshippers.

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

    Legends, Tales and Poems

    Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

British Dictionary definitions for demonolatry


  1. the worship of demons
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Word Origin

C17: see demon, -latry
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