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iconolatry

[ ahy-kuh-nol-uh-tree ]
/ ˌaɪ kəˈnɒl ə tri /
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noun
the worship or adoration of icons.
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Origin of iconolatry

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

OTHER WORDS FROM iconolatry

i·co·nol·a·ter, nouni·co·nol·a·trous, adjective
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How to use iconolatry in a sentence

  • Ignorant devotion has so soon degenerated into superstition and iconolatry.

    Bahaism and Its Claims|Samuel Graham Wilson
  • Symbols tend either toward personification (iconolatry), or toward secularization.

    The Religious Sentiment|Daniel G. Brinton

British Dictionary definitions for iconolatry

iconolatry
/ (ˌaɪkɒˈnɒlətrɪ) /

noun
the worship or adoration of icons as idols

Derived forms of iconolatry

iconolater, nouniconolatrous, adjective
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