Definition of monolatry in English:

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monolatry

Pronunciation: /məˈnɒlətri/

noun

[mass noun]
The worship of one god without denial of the existence of other gods.

Derivatives

monolater

noun

monolatrist

noun

monolatrous

adjective
Example sentences
  • The Chronicler's theology is monotheistic or at least strongly monolatrous: The gods of the people are idols, but Yahweh made the heavens.
  • The worship of other deities was quite frequent in preexilic times, but there was a monolatrous party already in those times.
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