- Worship of a god or gods that are foreign to one's own land.
Etymology: From (allo-) "different and (Theós) "god".
- 1854, w:Jeremy Taylor, Jeremy Taylor, The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor, p. 436:
- :I consider that in the first commandment where atheism and polytheism and are forbidden directly and principally.
- 1864, w:James Gracey Murphy, James Gracey Murphy Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Genesis, p. 464:
- :But we shoud not forget that the world was yet too young to have arrived at the rigid and sharply-defined systems of polytheism or to which we are accustomed.
- 1879, John Heyl Vincent, The lesson commentary on the International lessons for 1880, p. 164:
- :The inhabitants, also, of Ur had fallen into polytheism, or, if we may so speak, , the worship of other gods.
- 1984, Akbar S. Ahmed, David M. Hart, Islam in Tribal Societies: From the Atlas to the Indus, p. 8:
- :There is no in Islam. Muslims do not anthropomorphise or, conversely, encourage belief in anthropolatry.
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