Definition of Cultus

1. Noun. A system of religious beliefs and rituals. "Devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin"

Exact synonyms: Cult, Religious Cult
Generic synonyms: Faith, Religion, Religious Belief
Specialized synonyms: Cargo Cult, Macumba, Obeah, Obi, Rastafarianism, Hoodooism, Vodoun, Voodoo, Voodooism
Derivative terms: Cultist



Definition of Cultus

1. n. sing. & pl. Established or accepted religious rites or usages of worship; state of religious development. Cf. Cult, 2.

2. a. Bad, worth less; no good.

Definition of Cultus

1. a cult [n -TUSES or -TI] - See also: cult

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cultus

culture vultures
culture war
culture wars
cultured
cultureless
culturelike
culturemaker
culturemakers
cultures
culturgen
culturgens
culturing
culturist
culturists
culturohistorical
cultus (current term)
cultuses
culty
culver
culverin
culverins
culverkey
culverkeys
culvers
culvert
culverts
cum-dump
cum-dumps
cum-dumpster

Literary usage of Cultus

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1. Troja: Results of the Latest Researches and Discoveries on the Site of Homer by Heinrich Schliemann, Archibald Henry Sayce (1884)
"Henry Brugsch Pasha, whether the cultus of Apis could possibly have been ... He has answered me in the negative, and adds : " The cultus of Apis is as old ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"But the cultus of St. William did not become popular, and though one or two ... The ultimate popularity of the cultus which dates from this time seems to ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"THE cultus OF HUMANITY From the 'Positive Polity> THE cultus of Positivism is not addressed to an absolute, isolated, incomprehensible Being whose existence ..."

4. The Church History of the First Three Centuries by Ferdinand Christian Baur (1879)
"It is from this point of view that we have to regard the course taken by the Christian cultus even at the very beginning of its development. ..."

5. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"This is O. elongatus, known as the cultus cod, blue cod, or buffalo cod. The cultus cod is a large, coarse fish, ..."

6. A Source Book for Ancient Church History: From the Apostolic Age to the by Joseph Cullen Ayer (1913)
"49^ THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE cultus I (The Church's cultus and sacramental system developed rapidly in the third century. The beginnings of the administration ..."

7. Roman Public Life by Abel Hendy Jones Greenidge (1901)
"cultus.—In matters of religion and worship the dyarchy is again apparent ... over the cultus of the community or its right to pronounce on foreign worships, ..."

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