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A system or variety of religious worship.
- ‘But nevertheless, we note that the new cultus was threatening to eliminate the profitable pilgrimages to the pagan shrine.’
- ‘Each of these nuclei soon gathers a cultus, with the neighbourhood devising elaborate festivities and observances around it.’
- ‘Mohammed is noted to have hated onions and garlic, and as he was purported to revamp the calendar to a lunar one, we remark that in the cultus of vegetation, worship was paid to onions and garlic, because of their shape, as emblems of the Sun.’
- ‘Perhaps there is also a reference here to the ‘heave-offering’ of the ancient sacrificial cultus.’
- ‘He was looking in the right direction - cultus - even if his own search ended in disappointment.’
Mid 19th century: Latin (see cult).
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