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Topic: RELIGION

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: idolatrie, from Greek, from eidolon ( IDOL) + latreia 'service, worship'

idolatry

noun
     
i‧dol‧a‧try [uncountable]
1RR the practice of worshipping idols
2 when you admire someone or something too much
idolatrous adjective
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