zoolatry


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zo·ol·a·try

 (zō-ŏl′ə-trē)
n.
Worship of animals.

zo·ol′a·ter n.
zo·ol′a·trous adj.

zoolatry

(zəʊˈɒlətrɪ)
n
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) (esp in ancient or primitive religions) the worship of animals as the incarnations of certain deities, symbols of particular qualities or natural forces, etc
2. (Zoology) extreme or excessive devotion to animals, particularly domestic pets
zoˈolater n
zoˈolatrous adj

zo•ol•a•try

(zoʊˈɒl ə tri)

n.
the worship of or excessive attention to animals.
[1810–20]
zo•ol′a•ter, n.
zo•ol′a•trous, adj.

zoolatry

the worship of animal gods. Cf. theriomorphism. Also called zootheism. — zoolater, n.
See also: Animals
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zoolatry - the worship of animalszoolatry - the worship of animals    
worship - the activity of worshipping
fish-worship, ichthyolatry - the worship of fish
ophiolatry, serpent-worship - the worship of snakes
Translations
eläintenpalvontazoolatria
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Kathleen Murray, founder and owner of Zoolatry, a well-established pet sitting/walking service in Washington, DC who has focused on animal rescue and lethal force against dogs.
Daryca zoo Education Supervisor GE[micro]kmen Aydyn stated that the event aims to impose zoolatry to the children.