Definition of Obiism

1. Noun. Belief in a kind of sorcery that originated in Africa and is practiced in the West Indies.




Definition of Obiism

1. n. Belief in, or the practice of, the obi superstitions and rites.

Definition of Obiism

1. obeahism [n -S] - See also: obeahism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obiism

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Literary usage of Obiism

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1. Cuba and Porto Rico, with the Other Islands of the West Indies: With the by Robert Thomas Hill (1899)
"obiism, or witchcraft I BELIEVE it was Froude who remarked that the West Indies might be a very interesting field for the contemplation of the naturalist, ..."

2. The New Era (1874)
"... Germany 2 Even obiism exists in the midst of us, here in this and other cities. But has Catholicism itself perished in Ireland, notwithstanding all the ..."

3. Curiosities of Medical Experience by John Gideon Millingen (1839)
"In the West Indies these chaplets are worn by the negroes as a magic protection against obiism, and they even affirm that the colour of ..."

4. The Bahama Islands by George Burbank Shattuck, Geographical Society of Baltimore (1905)
"This superstition, called " obiism," is quite common in the outer islands. It is believed by the negroes that if any one but the rightful owners should eat ..."

5. White Supremacy and Negro Subordination; Or, Negroes a Subordinate Race, and by John H. Van Evrie (1868)
"History, religion, even the French language has disappeared, and in their place there is obiism and African dialects, while probably not one in a thousand ..."

6. White Supremacy and Negro Subordination; Or, Negroes a Subordinate Race, and by John H. Van Evrie (1870)
"History, religion, even the French language has disappeared, and in their place there is obiism and African dialects, while probably not one in a thousand ..."

7. Philosophic Theology: Or, Ultimate Grounds of All Religious Belief Based in by James Warley Miles (1849)
"In the ancient science of Etruscan Augury, in the dark oracle of degraded obiism, humanity has exhibited its indomitable and irrepressible want of guidance ..."

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