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paganism

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noun pa·gan·ism \ˈpā-gə-ˌni-zəm\

Simple Definition of paganism

  • : the state of being pagan

  • : a religion that has many gods or goddesses, considers the earth holy, and does not have a central authority

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of paganism

  1. 1 a :  pagan beliefs or practices b :  a pagan religion

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being a pagan

Examples of paganism in a sentence

  1. the paganism of early Rome

  2. He is a practitioner of Paganism.



15th Century

First Known Use of paganism

15th century



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