hierolatry

[ hahy-uh-rol-uh-tree, hahy-rol- ]
/ ˌhaɪ əˈrɒl ə tri, haɪˈrɒl- /

noun

worship or veneration of saints or sacred things.

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Origin of hierolatry

First recorded in 1805–15; hiero- + -latry
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