idolatry

[ ahy-dol-uh-tree ]
/ aɪˈdɒl ə tri /

noun, plural i·dol·a·tries.

the religious worship of idols.
excessive or blind adoration, reverence, devotion, etc.

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Origin of idolatry

1200–50; Middle English idolatrie < Medieval Latin īdōlatrīa, by haplology from Late Latin īdōlolatrīa Greek (NT) eidōlolatreía. See idol, -latry

OTHER WORDS FROM idolatry

self-i·dol·a·try, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for idolatry

idolatry
/ (aɪˈdɒlətrɪ) /

noun

the worship of idols
great devotion or reverence

Derived forms of idolatry

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