Paganism
Paganism Pa"gan*ism (-[i^]z'm), n. [L. paganismus: cf. F. paganisme. See {Pagan}, and cf. {Painim}.] The state of being pagan; pagan characteristics; esp., the worship of idols or false gods, or the system of religious opinions and worship maintained by pagans; heathenism. [1913 Webster]

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  • Paganism — • Paganism, in the broadest sense includes all religions other than the true one revealed by God, and, in a narrower sense, all except Christianity, Judaism, and Islam Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Paganism     Paganism …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • paganism — (n.) early 15c., from L. paganismus, from paganus (see PAGAN (Cf. pagan)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • paganism — noun a) Local religions practiced before the introduction of Christianity. Recently converted societies often dealt harshly with signs of a return to paganism. b) A class of religions often associated with nature rituals. While paganism is a… …   Wiktionary

  • paganism — [[t]pe͟ɪgənɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT Paganism is pagan beliefs and activities. The country swayed precariously between Christianity and paganism …   English dictionary

  • paganism — pagan ► NOUN ▪ a person holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to pagans or their beliefs. DERIVATIVES paganism noun. ORIGIN Latin paganus rustic , later civilian (i.e. a person who was not… …   English terms dictionary

  • paganism — noun Date: 15th century 1. a. pagan beliefs or practices b. a pagan religion 2. the quality or state of being a pagan …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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