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ecclesiolatry

[ ih-klee-zee-ol-uh-tree ]
/ ɪˌkli ziˈɒl ə tri /

noun

excessive reverence for churchly forms and traditions.

Nearby words

ecclesiastical commissioners, ecclesiastical court, ecclesiastical society, ecclesiasticism, ecclesiasticus, ecclesiolatry, ecclesiology, ecclestone, ecclus., eccremocarpus, eccrine

Origin of ecclesiolatry

First recorded in 1840–50; ecclesi(a) + -o- + -latry
Related formsec·cle·si·ol·a·ter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ecclesiolatry

ecclesiolatry

/ (ɪˌkliːzɪˈɒlətrɪ) /

noun

obsessional devotion to ecclesiastical traditions
Derived Formsecclesiolater, noun
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