fetichism
fetichism fe"tich*ism, Fetishism Fe"tish*ism (? or ?); 277), n.[Cf. F. f['e]tichisme.] [Written also {feticism}.] 1. The doctrine or practice of belief in fetiches. [1913 Webster]

2. Excessive devotion to one object or one idea; abject superstition; blind adoration. [1913 Webster]

The real and absolute worship of fire falls into two great divisions, the first belonging rather to fetichism, the second to polytheism proper. --Tylor.


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  • fetichism — noun see fetishism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • FETICHISM —    the worship of a fetich, an object superstitiously invested with divine or demonic power, and as such regarded with awe and worshipped …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • fetichism — n. blind devotion; worship of objects; obsessive attachment (Psychiatry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fetichism — n. 1. Fetich worship. 2. Superstitious regard, unreasoning devotion …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • fetichism — fet·ich·ism …   English syllables

  • fetichism — /ˈfɛtɪʃɪzəm/ (say fetishizuhm), /ˈfit / (say feet ), / təʃ / (say tuhsh ) noun → fetishism. –fetichist, noun –fetichistic /fɛtəˈʃɪstɪk/ (say fetuh shistik), /fi / (say fee ), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • fetichism — noun 1. a belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish) • Syn: ↑fetishism • Derivationally related forms: ↑fetishist (for: ↑fetishism) • Hypernyms: ↑belief …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fetichism in West Africa — is a book by the Reverend Robert Hamill Nassau, a missionary, published in 1904.Frontispiece from Fetishism in West Africa: Forty Years Observations of Native Customs and Superstitions .The book relates the facts which Nassau discovered over the… …   Wikipedia

  • feticism — fetichism fe tich*ism, Fetishism Fe tish*ism (? or ?); 277), n.[Cf. F. f[ e]tichisme.] [Written also {feticism}.] 1. The doctrine or practice of belief in fetiches. [1913 Webster] 2. Excessive devotion to one object or one idea; abject… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fetishism — fetichism fe tich*ism, Fetishism Fe tish*ism (? or ?); 277), n.[Cf. F. f[ e]tichisme.] [Written also {feticism}.] 1. The doctrine or practice of belief in fetiches. [1913 Webster] 2. Excessive devotion to one object or one idea; abject… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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