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cultus (KUL-tuhs) noun

A cult, especially a religious one.

[Latin cultus, worship, from past participle of colere, to cultivate.]

"The bloody sacrifices of the popular religions, and, indeed, the whole cultus, necessarily seemed to him to express a no less false and unworthy idea of the deity than the mythology as commonly understood." Foot Moore, George, History Of Religions: Chapter VIII, History of the World, 1 Jan 1992.

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