Definition of iconoclasm
: the doctrine, practice, or attitude of an iconoclast
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Within a period of less than 100 years, concerning the use of the organ in worship services the iconoclasm of the 1560s [gave way] to the general acceptance of the organ by the Church by 1640.
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