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necrolatry Line breaks: ne¦crol|atry
Pronunciation: /nɛˈkrɒlətri/

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Definition of necrolatry in English:


[mass noun]
Worship of or excessive reverence for the dead: there is a strain of Elvis worship that veers close to necrolatry
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  • Anthropologically discussed, the necrolatry is considered as the sublimation of the fears of the man for the loss of his own life in battle through the elevation of the fallen fellows to the rank of divinity.
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