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hagiolatry

[hag-ee-ol-uh-tree, hey-jee-]
noun
  1. the worship of saints.
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Origin of hagiolatry

First recorded in 1800–10; hagio- + -latry
Related formshag·i·ol·a·ter, nounhag·i·ol·a·trous, adjective
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Historical Examples of hagiolatry

  • As a centre of hagiolatry, Venice now became second to Rome.

    Venice and its Story

    Thomas Okey


British Dictionary definitions for hagiolatry

hagiolatry

noun
  1. worship or veneration of saints
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Derived Formshagiolater, nounhagiolatrous, adjective
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Word Origin and History for hagiolatry

n.

worship of saints, from hagio- (see hagiology) + -latry.

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