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The worship of a human as a divine being; the inappropriate or idolatrous elevation of a person to the status of a god.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Trapp (1601–1669), Church of England clergyman and writer on theology. From post-classical Latin anthropolatria from Byzantine Greek ἀνθρωπολατρεία worship of a human as a divine being from ἀνθρωπολάτρης person who worships a human being + -ία; compare -latry.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.