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A person who practises artolatry or the adoration of the host; one who is accused of this.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Andrew Willet (d. 1621), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist. From ancient Greek ἀρτο-, combining form of ἄρτος bread + -later. Compare post-classical Latin artolatra or artolatres.
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