totemism

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noun to·tem·ism \ˈtō-tə-ˌmi-zəm\

Definition of totemism

  1. 1 :  belief in kinship with or a mystical relationship between a group or an individual and a totem

  2. 2 :  a system of social organization based on totemic affiliations

First Known Use of totemism

1791


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