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Meaning of PAGANISM

Pronunciation:  'peygu`nizum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of various religions other than Christianity or Judaism or Islamism

PAGANISM is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: heathenism, pagan religion
 See Also: faith, religion, religious belief



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pa"gan*ism\ (-[i^]z'm), n. [L. paganismus: cf. F.
paganisme. See {Pagan}, and cf. {Painim}.]
The state of being pagan; pagan characteristics; esp., the
worship of idols or false gods, or the system of religious
opinions and worship maintained by pagans; heathenism.

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