noun Date: 1624 the worship of images or icons

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  • Iconolatry — (from the two Greek terms eikon denoting simply a picture or image, and latreia to venerate. See icon.Icon in Greek simply denotes a picture but has now come to be closely associated with religious art used by the Orthodox and the Catholic Churc …   Wikipedia

  • Iconolatry — I co*nol a*try, n. [See {Iconolater}.] The worship of images as symbols; distinguished from {idolatry}, the worship of images themselves. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • iconolatry — [ī΄kə näl′ə trē] n. [ ICONO + LATRY] the worship of images iconolater n …   English World dictionary

  • iconolatry —    , iconolater    Iconolatry is the worship or veneration of images (or icons); iconoduly. Iconolatric is the adjectival form. An iconolater is one who worships or serves images. (pr. i: cuh nah leh tree and i: kah neh lay tr) Also see advocacy …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • iconolatry — iconolater, n. iconolatrous, adj. /uy keuh nol euh tree/, n. the worship or adoration of icons. [1615 25; ICONO + LATRY] * * * …   Universalium

  • iconolatry — image worship Forms of Worship …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • iconolatry — i·co·nol·a·try || ‚aɪkÉ™ nÉ‘lÉ™trɪ / nÉ’l n. adoration of icons; worship of holy images and religious icons …   English contemporary dictionary

  • iconolatry — [ˌʌɪkə nɒlətri] noun chiefly derogatory the worship of icons. Origin C17: from eccles. Gk eikonolatreia, from eikōn likeness + latria worship …   English new terms dictionary

  • iconolatry — ico·nol·a·try …   English syllables

  • iconolatry — i•co•nol•a•try [[t]ˌaɪ kəˈnɒl ə tri[/t]] n. the worship or adoration of icons …   From formal English to slang

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