Complete Definition of "paganism"

English
Etymology
From L. paganismus, "heathenism", from paganus, "peasant, rural, rustic". The term was used as an insult by the early Christians to belittle what remained of the native religions.
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Noun
Paganism

  1. Local religions practiced before the introduction of Christianity.

#: Recently converted societies often dealt harshly with signs of a return to paganism.

  1. A class of religions often associated with nature rituals.

#: While paganism is a broad term, most forms pay close attention to the lunar and solar cycles.

Related terms
pagan
neo-paganism

See also
christiantity
heathen
wiccan
druid

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