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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. The worship of saints.
2. Treating someone with undue reverence.
ETYMOLOGY:From Greek hagio- (holy) + -latry (worship). First recorded use: 1808.
USAGE:"To quote Constantino: Dr. Jose Rizal will still occupy a good position in our national pantheon even if we discard hagiolatry and subject him to a more mature historical evaluation."
John Nery; Falling for the American Trap; Philippine Daily Inquirer (Manila, Philippines); Jun 22, 2010.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips. -Oliver Goldsmith, writer and physician (1730-1774)