staurolatry

noun stau·rol·a·try \ stȯˈrälə‧trē \

Definition of staurolatry

plural -es
: worship of the cross or crucifix
  • Satan's design in advancing staurolatry to the destruction of thousands of souls
  • —Increase Mather

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Origin and Etymology of staurolatry

Late Latin staurolatria, from Late Greek stauro- + Late Latin -latria -latry


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