aniconism

noun
an·​icon·​ism | \ (ˈ)aˈnīkənˌizəm \
plural -s

Definition of aniconism

1 : worship of an aniconic object
2 : opposition to the use of idols

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First Known Use of aniconism

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aniconism

an- + iconism

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“Aniconism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aniconism. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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