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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fetish  \Fe"tish\,  n.,  Fetishism  \Fe"tish*ism\  (?  or  ?;  277),  n., 
  Fetishistic  \Fe`tish*is"tic\,  a. 
  See  {Fetich},  n.,  {Fetichism},  n.,  {Fetichistic},  a. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fetich  \Fe"tich\,  Fetish  \Fe"tish\,  n.[F.  f['e]tiche,  from  Pg 
  feiti?o,  adj.,  n.,  sorcery,  charm,  fr  L.  facticius  made  by 
  art,  artifical,  factitious.  See  {Factitious}.] 
  1.  A  material  object  supposed  among  certain  African  tribes  to 
  represent  in  such  a  way  or  to  be  so  connected  with  a 
  supernatural  being  that  the  possession  of  it  gives  to  the 
  possessor  power  to  control  that  being 
 
  2.  Any  object  to  which  one  is  excessively  devoted. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fetish 
  n  1:  an  object  superstitiously  believed  to  embody  magical  powers 
  [syn:  {juju},  {voodoo},  {hoodoo},  {fetich}] 
  2:  excessive  or  irrational  devotion  to  some  activity;  "made  a 
  fetish  of  cleanliness"  [syn:  {fetich}] 




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