satanism
noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1565 1. innate wickedness ; diabolism 2. obsession with or affinity for evil; specifically the worship of Satan marked by the travesty of Christian rites • satanist noun, often capitalized

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  • Satanism — Sa tan*ism, n. 1. The evil and malicious disposition of Satan; a diabolical spirit. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. Worship of satan. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Satanism — 1560s, “satanic disposition,” from SATAN (Cf. satan) + ISM (Cf. ism). Meaning worship of Satan dates from 1896, with reference to France, where it was said to be active at that time …   Etymology dictionary

  • satanism — ► NOUN ▪ the worship of Satan, typically involving a travesty of Christian symbols and practices. DERIVATIVES satanist noun & adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • Satanism — [sāt′ n iz΄əm] n. [< Fr satanisme] worship of Satan; esp., the principles and rites of a cult which travesties Christian ceremonies Satanist n …   English World dictionary

  • Satanism — For other uses, see Satanism (disambiguation). The downward pointing pentagram is often used to represent Satanism. Satanism is a group of religions that is composed of a diverse number of ideological and philosophical beliefs and social… …   Wikipedia

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  • Satanism — Satanist, n. /sayt n iz euhm/, n. 1. the worship of Satan or the powers of evil. 2. a travesty of Christian rites in which Satan is worshiped. 3. diabolical or satanic disposition, behavior, or activity. [1555 65; SATAN + ISM] * * * Worship of… …   Universalium

  • Satanism — [[t]se͟ɪtənɪzəm[/t]] also satanism N UNCOUNT Satanism is worship of Satan. ...black magic and satanism. Derived words: Satanist [[t]se͟ɪtənɪst[/t]] plural N COUNT Police arrested a young Satanist accused of fire attacks on churches …   English dictionary

  • Satanism —    This term (from the Hebrew satan, meaning adversary ) covers a variety of religious movements: in its traditional sense, Satanism refers to the worship of Satan or the forces of evil; such worship, which often mocks Christian beliefs and… …   Glossary of theological terms

  • satanism — see Satanism …   English dictionary

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