Satanism

[ seyt-n-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈseɪt nˌɪz əm /

noun

the worship of Satan or the powers of evil.
a travesty of Christian rites in which Satan is worshiped.
diabolical or satanic disposition, behavior, or activity.

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Origin of Satanism

First recorded in 1555–65; Satan + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM Satanism

Sa·tan·ist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for Satanism

Satanism
/ (ˈseɪtəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

the worship of Satan
a form of such worship which includes blasphemous or obscene parodies of Christian prayers, etc
a satanic disposition or satanic practices

Derived forms of Satanism

Satanist, noun, adjective
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