syncretism

noun syn·cre·tism \ ˈsiŋ-krə-ˌti-zəm , ˈsin- \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018
1 : the combination of different forms of belief or practice
2 : the fusion of two or more originally different inflectional forms

syncretist

play \ˈsiŋ-krə-tist, ˈsin-\ noun or adjective

syncretistic

play \ˌsiŋ-krə-ˈti-stik, ˌsin-\ adjective

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New Latin syncretismus, from Greek synkrētismos federation of Cretan cities, from syn- + Krēt-, Krēs Cretan

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