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CULTUS (culti)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does cultus mean? 

CULTUS (noun)
  The noun CULTUS has 1 sense:

1. a system of religious beliefs and rituals

  Familiarity information: CULTUS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CULTUS (noun)


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Meaning:

A system of religious beliefs and rituals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

cultus; religious cult; cult

Context example:

devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin

Hypernyms ("cultus" is a kind of...):

faith; religion; religious belief (a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cultus"):

macumba (a Brazilian religious cult of African origin; combines voodoo elements with singing a chanting and dancing)

obeah; obi (a religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery; practiced in parts of the West Indies and tropical Americas)

Rastafarianism (belief in Ras Tafari (Haile Selassie) as the Messiah and that Africa (especially Ethiopia) is the promised land)

hoodooism; vodoun; voodoo; voodooism (a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities)


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