Examples from the Web for fetishism
We call it Animism, Shamanism, and in a certain specific form, Fetishism.The Shinto Cult|Milton Spenser Terry
Fetishism is, as he says, an ill word, and has caused much confusion.Modern Mythology|Andrew Lang
Fetishism, too, bulks largely in Egyptian religious conceptions.Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt|Lewis Spence
Our beginning is with the prevailing religion of Africa, Fetishism.
Fetishism forms an important link in the evolution of the mere animistic spirit into the god.An Introduction to Mythology|Lewis Spence
British Dictionary definitions for fetishism
Word Origin and History for fetishism
In certain perversions of the sexual instinct, the person, part of the body, or particular object belonging to the person by whom the impulse is excited, is called the fetish of the patient. [E. Morselli in "Baldwin Dictionary of Philosophy," 1901]
Related: Fetishist (1845; psycho-sexual sense from 1897).