monolatry

[ muh-nol-uh-tree ]
/ məˈnɒl ə tri /

noun

the worship of only one god although other gods are recognized as existing.

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Origin of monolatry

First recorded in 1880–85; mono- + -latry

OTHER WORDS FROM monolatry

mo·nol·a·ter [muh-nol-uh-ter], /məˈnɒl ə tər/, mo·nol·a·trist, nounmo·nol·a·trous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for monolatry

monolatry
/ (mɒˈnɒlətrɪ) /

noun

the exclusive worship of one god without excluding the existence of others

Derived forms of monolatry

monolater (mɒˈnɒlətə) or monolatrist, nounmonolatrous, adjective
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