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cultus Syllabification: cul·tus
Pronunciation: /ˈkəltəs/

Definition of cultus in English:


A system or variety of religious worship.
Example sentences
  • Mohammed is noted to have hated onions and garlic, and as he was purported to revamp the calendar to a lunar one, we remark that in the cultus of vegetation, worship was paid to onions and garlic, because of their shape, as emblems of the Sun.
  • But nevertheless, we note that the new cultus was threatening to eliminate the profitable pilgrimages to the pagan shrine.
  • Perhaps there is also a reference here to the ‘heave-offering’ of the ancient sacrificial cultus.


Mid 19th century: Latin (see cult).

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