Definition of Fetichism

1. Noun. A belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish).

Exact synonyms: Fetishism
Generic synonyms: Belief
Derivative terms: Fetishist



2. Noun. Sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a fetish (or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs).
Exact synonyms: Fetishism
Generic synonyms: Paraphilia
Derivative terms: Fetishist

Definition of Fetichism

1. n. The doctrine or practice of belief in fetiches.

Definition of Fetichism

1. Noun. (archaic form of fetishism) ¹

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Definition of Fetichism

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fetichism

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feted
feterita
feteritas
fetes
fether
fethers
fetial
fetiales
fetialis
fetials
fetiasite
fetich
fetiche
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fetichism (current term)
fetichisms
fetichist
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feticide
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fetid bugbane
fetid horehound
fetider
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fetidities

Literary usage of Fetichism

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1. An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion by Frank Byron Jevons (1908)
"Now, it may seem from the practical point of view of the missionary that with regard to fetichism there can be no question as to what its value is or as to ..."

2. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Frederic Harrison (1896)
"These evidences show that fetichism is no theological aberration, ... Relation of That philosophy was as suitable to the fetichism to I moral as to the ..."

3. Psychopathia Sexualis, with Especial Reference to the Antipathic Sexual by Richard Krafft-Ebing (1922)
"But it does by no means follow that all, or even a majority, of the cases of hand-fetichism allow or require a sadistic or masochistic explanation. ..."

4. System of Positive Polity by Auguste Comte (1877)
"Limited by its nature to the external world, fetichism, unlike Theology, ... fetichism traced the foundation of man's true wisdom, in practice and in theory ..."

5. Aspects of Child Life and Education by Granville Stanley Hall (1921)
"fetichism IN CHILDREN1 USE OF THE TERMS "FETICH" AND "fetichism" The words fetich and ... fetichism at first confounded the spirit and the object; later, ..."

6. Historical Philosophy in France and French Belgium and Switzerland by Robert Flint (1893)
"fetichism is the basis of all theology and of all metaphysics. ... Positivism must go back to fetichism in order to become popular. The pantheism of Germany ..."

7. The Evolution of the Hebrew People and Their Influence on Civilization by Laura Hulda Wild (1917)
"A second of these primitive forms of religion is called fetichism. It is very similar to animism ... But long before the Portuguese race arose fetichism had ..."

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