ancestor-worship

ancestor worship

noun Anthropology.
(in certain societies) the veneration of ancestors whose spirits are frequently held to possess the power to influence the affairs of the living.

Origin:
1850–55

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To ancestor-worship
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature