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cleansing of the body, especially in a religious rite ablution
religious washing of hands ablution
freedom of teachers and students to express their ideas in school without religious or political or institutional restrictions academic freedom
religious assistant acolyte
calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear act of terrorism , terrorism , terrorist act
(religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds) affirmation
pouring of liquid in religious ritual affusion , libation
religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship agape , love feast
religious orientation of doubt; a denial of ultimate knowledge of the existence of God agnosticism
United States evangelist (born in Canada) noted for her extravagant religious services (1890-1944) Aimee Semple McPherson , McPherson
religious movement by Arab Shiite Muslims in 17th century Iraq that is opposed to the Usuli Akhbari
Ismaili caliph of Egypt who declared himself an incarnation of God and founded the Druze religious sect (985-1021) Al-hakim
Christian religious sect in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries; believers in Albigensianism Albigenses , Cathari , Cathars
Italian painter of mythological and religious paintings (1444-1510) Alessandro di Mariano dei Filipepi , Botticelli , Sandro Botticelli
association of neighboring states or tribes in ancient Greece; established originally to defend a common religious center amphictyony
religious work of Confucians analects
religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; language can point in the right direction but any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate analogy , doctrine of analogy
rejection of moral and religious values anarchism , nihilism
moral or religious belief, repudiation of all anarchism , nihilism
religious hermit anchoress , anchoret , anchorite , eremite , recluse
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