iconoclasticism


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iconoclasticism

1. the practice of opposing the veneration of icons.
2. the practice of destroying icons.
3. (cap.) the principles of the religious party in the 8th-century Eastern church that opposed the use of icons. — iconoclast, n. — iconoclastic, adj.
See also: Eastern Orthodoxy
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