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  1. 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
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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Historical Examples of monolatry

  • In contrast with 'henotheism' or 'monolatry,' such as the worship of the early Hebrews.

    Outspoken Essays

    William Ralph Inge

  • It is in the category of monolatry that I conceive the theology of the old Israelites must be ranged.

British Dictionary definitions for monolatry


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