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Meaning of VOODOOISM

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities
 

VOODOOISM is a 9 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: hoodooism, vodoun, voodoo
 
 See Also: cult, hoodoo, religious cult

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Voo"doo*ism\, n. [Probably (through Creole French
vaudoux a negro sorcerer) fr. F. Vaudois Waldensian, because
the Waldenses were accused of sorcery.]
A degraded form of superstition and sorcery, said to include
human sacrifices and cannibalism in some of its rites. It is
prevalent among the negroes of Hayti, and to some extent in
the United States, and is regarded as a relic of African
barbarism.

 

 

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