Idolatries
Idolatry I*dol"a*try, n.; pl. {Idolatries}. [F. idol[^a]trie, LL. idolatria, L. idololatria, Fr. Gr. ?; ? idol + ? service.] 1. The worship of idols, images, or anything which is not God; the worship of false gods. [1913 Webster]

His eye surveyed the dark idolatries Of alienated Judah. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Excessive attachment or veneration for anything; respect or love which borders on adoration. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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