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fetishism


  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]: 
 
  fetichism  \fe"tich*ism\,  Fetishism  \Fe"tish*ism\  (?  or  ?);  277), 
  n.[Cf.  F.  f['e]tichisme.]  [Written  also  {feticism}.] 
  1.  The  doctrine  or  practice  of  belief  in  fetiches. 
 
  2.  Excessive  devotion  to  one  object  or  one  idea;  abject 
  superstition;  blind  adoration. 
 
  The  real  and  absolute  worship  of  fire  falls  into  two 
  great  divisions,  the  first  belonging  rather  to 
  fetichism,  the  second  to  polytheism  proper.  --Tylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fetishism 
  n  1:  sexual  arousal  resulting  from  handling  a  fetish  (or  a 
  specific  part  of  the  body  other  than  the  sexual  organs) 
  [syn:  {fetichism}] 
  2:  a  belief  in  the  magical  power  of  fetishes  (or  the  worship  of 
  a  fetish)  [syn:  {fetichism}] 




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