phallicism

phallicism

[fal-uh-siz-uhm]
noun
worship of the phallus, especially as symbolic of power or of the generative principle of nature.
Also, phallism [fal-iz-uhm] .


Origin:
1880–85; phallic + -ism

phallicist, phallist, noun
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phallicism or phallism (ˈfælɪˌsɪzəm)
 
n
the worship or veneration of the phallus
 
phallism or phallism
 
n
 
'phallicist or phallism
 
n
 
'phallist or phallism
 
n

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phallicism

worship of the generative principle as symbolized by the sexual organs or the act of sexual intercourse. Although religious activities that involve sexuality or the symbolism of the male or female sexual organs are sometimes called phallic cults, there is no evidence that any cult is preeminently phallic

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