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Fetichism definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FET'ICHISM,
FET'ICISM, n. The worship of idols among the negroes of Africa, among whom fetch is an idol, any tree, stone or other thing worshipped.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish) [syn: fetishism, fetichism]
2: sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a fetish (or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs) [syn: fetishism, fetichism]

Merriam Webster's

noun see fetishism

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

fetichism fe"tich*ism, Fetishism Fe"tish*ism (? or ?); 277), n.[Cf. F. f['e]tichisme.] [Written also feticism.] 1. The doctrine or practice of belief in fetiches. 2. Excessive devotion to one object or one idea; abject superstition; blind adoration. The real and absolute worship of fire falls into two great divisions, the first belonging rather to fetichism, the second to polytheism proper. --Tylor.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Fetich-worship. 2. Superstitious regard, unreasoning devotion.




 


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