HyperDic: religious_cult

English > 1 sense of the expression religious cult:
NOUNcognitionreligious cult, cult, cultusa system of religious ... / religious beliefs and rituals
English > religious cult: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA system of religious ... / religious beliefs and rituals.
Synonymscult, cultus
NarrowerRastafarianismA religious cult based on a belief that Ras Tafari (Haile Selassie) is the Messiah and that Africa (especially Ethiopia) is the Promised Land
cargo cultA religious cult that anticipates a time of joy, serenity, and justice when salvation comes
macumbaA Brazilian religious cult of African origin
obeah, obiA religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery
voodoo, vodoun, voodooism, hoodooismA religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti)
Broaderreligion, faith, religious beliefA strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny

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