HyperDic: cargo_cult

English > 2 senses of the expression cargo cult:
NOUNgroupcargo cult(Melanesia) the followers of one of several millenarian cults that believe salvation will come in the form of wealth ('cargo') brought by westerners
cognitioncargo culta religious cult that anticipates a time of joy, serenity, and justice when salvation comes
English > cargo cult: 2 senses > noun 1, group
Meaning(Melanesia) the followers of one of several millenarian cults that believe salvation will come in the form of wealth ('cargo') brought by westerners; some ascribe divine attributes to westerners on first contact (especially to missionaries / missionaries).
CategoryMelanesiaThe islands in the southwestern part of Oceania
BroadercultFollowers of an unorthodox, extremist, or false religion or sect who often live outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader
English > cargo cult: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA religious cult that anticipates a time of joy, serenity, and justice when salvation comes.
Broadercult, cultus, religious cultA system of religious ... / religious beliefs and rituals

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