[pol-ee-thee-iz-uh m, pol-ee-thee-iz-uh m]
- the doctrine of or belief in more than one god or in many gods.
Origin of polytheism
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Examples from the Web for polytheist
As poet and artist I am polytheist; as a student of Nature I am pantheist.The Faust-Legend and Goethe's 'Faust'
H. B. Cotterill
When a believer in two is a polytheist, how can a believer in six be a monotheist?Letters from a Sf Teacher
Shaikh Sharfuddn Maner
The polytheist peoples the world with a variety of gods and goddesses, which enter into its machinery more or less independently.
A Muhammadan cannot marry a polytheist, but he may marry a Jewess or a Christian.
- the worship of or belief in more than one god
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Word Origin and History for polytheist
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