Ophism Oph"ism, n. 1. Doctrines and rites of the Ophites. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. Serpent worship or the use of serpents as magical agencies. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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