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polydaemonism

or pol·y·de·mon·ism

[pol-ee-dee-muh-niz-uh m]
noun
  1. the belief in many evil spirits.
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Origin of polydaemonism

First recorded in 1705–15; poly- + daemon + -ism
Related formspol·y·dae·mon·ist, noun, adjectivepol·y·dae·mon·is·tic, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Perhaps, however, we should rather use the word 'polydaemonism' than 'polytheism.'

    The Idea of God in Early Religions

    F. B. Jevons