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old religion

Syllabification: old re·li·gion

Definition of old religion in English:

noun

1A religion that has been supplanted by another, in particular.
Example sentences
  • The secular is the new religion; the old religion is just a musty, dimly-lit place smelling of wax where you have a doddering old man splash water on your baby's head.
  • In other words, as he says, they remained faithful to their old religions.
  • Some of these (Sweden and the Netherlands being examples) concluded that there is no need for distinguishing between new and old religions in law.
1.1Paganism.
Example sentences
  • Oak groves, sacred to the old religion, were put to the axe.
  • In interviews, some prefer not to talk about the old religion or to go into detail about what the artists' images depict; others speak freely, believing that the shamans and the tuurngait deserve to be remembered.
1.2Witchcraft.
Example sentences
  • It was now, as it had been in centuries past; they were attempting to destroy the old ways, to eliminate the old religions in a slow but unquestionable destruction of the Goddess.
  • He has a wealth of knowledge about the occult and the supernatural and he combines it with old religions and peoples (in Moonheart there's a lot of shamanic drumming going on throughout).
1.3Roman Catholicism.
Example sentences
  • Did William Shakespeare belong fully to the Elizabethan Protestant culture of his birth in 1564 or was he part of the old religion of Catholicism which was still important to his father?

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