semireligious

[ sem-ee-ri-lij-uh s, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm i rɪˈlɪdʒ əs, ˌsɛm aɪ- /

adjective

having a somewhat religious character.

Origin of semireligious

First recorded in 1860–65; semi- + religious
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Examples from the Web for semireligious

  • The ceremony may be performed by anyone, but partakes of only a semireligious character when not performed by a bailn.

    The Manbos of Mindano|John M. Garvan