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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cult  \Cult\  (k?lt)  n  .[F.  culte,  L.  cultus  care  culture,  fr 
  colere  to  cultivate.  Cf  {Cultus}.] 
  1.  Attentive  care  homage;  worship. 
 
  Every  one  is  convinced  of  the  reality  of  a  better 
  self  and  of  thecult  or  homage  which  is  due  to  it 
  --Shaftesbury. 
 
  2.  A  system  of  religious  belief  and  worship. 
 
  That  which  was  the  religion  of  Moses  is  the 
  ceremonial  or  cult  of  the  religion  of  Christ. 
  --Coleridge. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cult 
  n  1:  adherents  of  an  exclusive  system  of  religious  beliefs  and 
  practices 
  2:  an  interest  followed  with  exaggerated  zeal:  "he  always 
  follows  the  latest  fads";  "it  was  all  the  rage  that 
  season"  [syn:  {fad},  {craze},  {furor},  {furore},  {rage}] 
  3:  a  system  of  religious  beliefs  and  rituals  [syn:  {religious 
  cult}] 




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