Definition of Satanism

1. Noun. A belief in and reverence for devils (especially Satan).

Exact synonyms: Demonism, Diabolism
Generic synonyms: Black Art, Black Magic, Necromancy, Sorcery
Derivative terms: Demonolatry, Diabolatry, Diabolist, Satanist

Definition of Satanism

1. n. The evil and malicious disposition of Satan; a diabolical spirit.

Definition of Satanism

1. Noun. Worship of Satan (usually synonymous with "the Devil"). ¹

2. Noun. Any religion seen as either non-Christian or anti-Christian. ¹

3. Noun. A profession, philosophy, or ideological construct featuring a positive, admirable, or useful association to the figure, character or entity known as 'Satan'. ¹

4. Noun. The religion of the Church of Satan, founded in 1966 by Anton Szandor LaVey, which characterizes human instincts and desires as "Satan" and urges capitulation to such instincts and desires; also called ''LaVeyan Satanism''. ¹

5. Noun. (alternative capitalization of Satanism) ¹

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Definition of Satanism

1. worship of the powers of evil [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Satanism

Satchel Paige
Saterland Frisian
Satkhira District

Literary usage of Satanism

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1. The Origin and Development of Religious Belief by Sabine Baring-Gould (1878)
"... gods—The third stage is dualism —The fourth stage is satanism—The fifth stage the denial of the absolute existence of evil—Objections to this theory. ..."

2. Forty Years of Diplomacy by Roman Romanovich Rosen (1922)
"CHAPTER XXXIII On the brink—satanism and the world order—Tsardom—Goremykin as Prime Minister—Scene in the Duma—Kerensky—A Press campaign— Russo-German ..."

3. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1891)
"The Devil of deviations and the satanism of time leave Him, and angels of the Divine Plan, and the Holy Programme, and the Eternal Melodies come and ..."

4. Horror in Hocking County by Don Canaan (1989)
"APPENDIX V CHILDREN AND satanism The National Coalition for Children's Justice, headquartered in Shelburne, Vermont, believes the influence of satanism on ..."

5. Satan's Drummers by Sananda (1995)
"This will separate the subject of satanism from the discourse on “evil” as a definition ... Now, let us continue on the subject of satanism. satanism AS A ..."

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