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cult

cult

 
pronunciation:
kuhlt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the rituals and observances of a particular religion, esp. those pertaining to a single deity.
definition 2: a group joined by exceptional regard or devotion for a person, thing, or idea.
an Elvis Presley cult
definition 3: a religion that most members of a society believe to be false, faddish, or unworthy of respect.
definition 4: the members of a cult.
similar words:
sect
derivations: cultic (adj.), cultism (n.), cultist (n.)