ecclesiolatry

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

noun

excessive reverence for churchly forms and traditions.

Origin of ecclesiolatry

First recorded in 1840–50; ecclesi(a) + -o- + -latry

Related forms

ec·cle·si·ol·a·ter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ecclesiolatry

ecclesiolatry

/ (ɪˌkliːzɪˈɒlətrɪ) /

noun

obsessional devotion to ecclesiastical traditions

Derived Forms

ecclesiolater, noun
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