cultus

Definitions of cultus
  1. noun
    a system of religious beliefs and rituals
    “devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin”
    synonyms: cult, religious cult
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    cargo cult
    a religious cult that anticipates a time of joy, serenity, and justice when salvation comes
    macumba
    a Brazilian religious cult of African origin; combines voodoo elements with singing and 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
    a religious cult based on a belief that Ras Tafari (Haile Selassie) is 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
    hoodoo
    a practitioner of voodoo
    type of:
    faith, religion, religious belief
    a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
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