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[mass noun] A religious system based on the seeking of self-knowledge and spiritual fulfilment through graded courses of study and training. It was founded by American science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard (1911–86) in 1955.
- ‘There are so many specific daily results that I get from Dianetics and Scientology.’
- ‘All religions require learning and sacrifice, and Scientology is no exception.’
- ‘I think it's wonderful that his belief in Scientology is so strong, but I resented being preached at by him.’
- ‘The video I watch consists entirely of a 1966 interview with L. Ron Hubbard, the charismatic founder of Scientology.’
- ‘Earlier this month, stunning Katie, who was raised a Catholic, admitted she had been studying Scientology.’
From Latin scientia knowledge + -logy.
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