hierolatry

[hahy-uh-rol-uh-tree, hahy-rol-]
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noun

worship or veneration of saints or sacred things.

Nearby words

  1. hieroglyphics,
  2. hieroglyphist,
  3. hieroglyphology,
  4. hierogram,
  5. hierogrammat,
  6. hierology,
  7. hieromonk,
  8. hieron,
  9. hieronymic,
  10. hieronymite

Compare hagiology.

Origin of hierolatry

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

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