staurolatry

noun stau·rol·a·try \stȯˈrälə‧trē\

Definition of staurolatry

plural

-es

  1. :  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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