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anthropolatry

[an-thruh-pol-uh-tree] /ˌæn θrəˈpɒl ə tri/
noun
1.
the worship of a human being as a god.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; anthropo- + -latry
Related forms
anthropolater, noun
anthropolatric
[an-thruh-pol-uh-trik, -puh-la-trik] /ˌæn θrəˈpɒl ə trɪk, -pəˈlæ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Word Origin and History for anthropolater

anthropolatry

n.

"worship of a human being," 1650s, from Greek anthropos (see anthropo-) + latreia "hired labor, service, worship" (see -latry).

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