monolatry

[muh-nol-uh-tree]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. monoid,
  2. monokine,
  3. monokini,
  4. monola,
  5. monolater,
  6. monolayer,
  7. monoline insurer,
  8. monolingual,
  9. monolith,
  10. monolithic

Origin of monolatry

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

Related formsmo·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

noun

the exclusive worship of one god without excluding the existence of others
Derived Formsmonolater (mɒˈnɒlətə) or monolatrist, nounmonolatrous, adjective

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