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iconolatry

[ ahy-kuh-nol-uh-tree ]

noun

  1. the worship or adoration of icons.


iconolatry

/ ˌaɪkɒˈnɒlətrɪ /

noun

  1. the worship or adoration of icons as idols


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Derived Forms

  • ˌicoˈnolatrous, adjective
  • ˌicoˈnolater, noun

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Other Words From

  • ico·nola·ter noun
  • ico·nola·trous adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of iconolatry1

First recorded in 1615–25; icono- + -latry

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Example Sentences

Ignorant devotion has so soon degenerated into superstition and iconolatry.

Symbols tend either toward personification (iconolatry), or toward secularization.

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