paganism

[ pey-guh-niz-uh m ]
/ ˈpeɪ gəˌnɪz əm /

noun

pagan spirit or attitude in religious or moral questions.
the beliefs or practices of pagans.
the state of being a pagan.

Origin of paganism

1400–50; late Middle English pāgānysme < Late Latin pāgānismus, equivalent to Latin pāgān(us) pagan + -ismus -ism
Related formspa·gan·ist, adjective, nounpa·gan·is·tic, adjective
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