ancestor worship

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an′cestor wor`ship

(in certain societies) the veneration of ancestors whose spirits are frequently held to possess the power to influence the affairs of the living.
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Noun1.ancestor worship - worship of ancestorsancestor worship - worship of ancestors      
worship - the activity of worshipping
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She herself has admitted to being an unabashed ancestor worshipper and has emphasized on numerous occasions the importance of historical roots in Africa.