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A definite form of worship or of religious observance, sometimes rendered "cultus," especially when referring to the worship of saints. Also a particular religious group centered around some unusual belief, generally transient in duration and featuring some exotic or imported ritual and other practices. (Etym. Latin cultus, care, adoration; fromcolere, to cultivate.)
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