cult has definitions from the fields of psychology,religion
[ noun ] (religion) adherents of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices

Used in print

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

These groups have varied widely from mere families , primitive , totemic groups , and small modern cults and sects , to the memberships of great denominations , and great , widely dispersed world religions .

(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)

The Dharma_Dictionary , a list of highly unusual terms used in connection with Eurasian proto-senility cults .

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religion cargo_cult cultist

[ noun ] (psychology) an interest followed with exaggerated zeal


: "he always follows the latest fads" "it was all the rage that season"

Used in print

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

This is not to say that the only explanation of the present infatuation with Norman_Vincent_Peale 's `` cult of reassurance '' or the other types of a purely cultural Christianity is the ever-present need for a demythologized gospel .

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[ noun ] (religion) a system of religious beliefs and rituals


"devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin"