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Topic: RELIGION

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Late Latin
Origin: paganus, from Latin, 'someone who lives in the country', from pagus 'country area'

pagan

2 noun
     
pagan2 [countable]
1RR also Pagan someone who believes in a pagan religion
2RR someone with few or no religious beliefs - used humorously
paganism noun [uncountable]
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