the worship or adoration of icons.

Origin of iconolatry

First recorded in 1615–25; icono- + -latry
Related formsi·co·nol·a·ter, nouni·co·nol·a·trous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for iconolatry

Historical Examples of iconolatry

  • 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



the worship or adoration of icons as idols
Derived Formsiconolater, nouniconolatrous, adjective
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