devil-worship

devil-worship
noun
the acts or rites of worshiping devils
Syn: ↑diabolatry, ↑demonolatry
Derivationally related forms: ↑demonism (for: ↑demonolatry), ↑diabolism (for: ↑diabolatry)
Hypernyms: ↑worship

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devˈil-worship noun
1. The worship of the Devil, or of devils
2. Satanism
3. The Yezidi religion
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Main Entry:devil

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