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phallicism

[fal-uh-siz-uh m] /ˈfæl əˌsɪz əm/
noun
1.
worship of the phallus, especially as symbolic of power or of the generative principle of nature.
Also, phallism
[fal-iz-uh m] /ˈfæl ɪz əm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; phallic + -ism
Related forms
phallicist, phallist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for phallism

phallicism

/ˈfælɪˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
the worship or veneration of the phallus
Derived Forms
phallicist, phallist, noun
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Encyclopedia Article for phallism

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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