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Satanism

[seyt-n-iz-uh m] /ˈseɪt nˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
the worship of Satan or the powers of evil.
2.
a travesty of Christian rites in which Satan is worshiped.
3.
diabolical or satanic disposition, behavior, or activity.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; Satan + -ism
Related forms
Satanist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Satanism

Satanism

/ˈseɪtəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
the worship of Satan
2.
a form of such worship which includes blasphemous or obscene parodies of Christian prayers, etc
3.
a satanic disposition or satanic practices
Derived Forms
Satanist, noun, adjective
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