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also san·te·ri·a  (săn′tə-rē′ə, sän′-)
An African-based religion similar to voodoo, originating in Cuba, which combines the worship of traditional Yoruban deities with the worship of Roman Catholic saints.

[From American Spanish santería, worship of saints, from Spanish santo, saint, from Old Spanish, from Late Latin sānctus; see saint.]
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(Christian Churches, other) a Caribbean religion composed of elements from both traditional African religion and Roman Catholicism
[American Spanish, literally: holiness]
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or San•te•ri•a

(ˌsɑn təˈri ə)
(sometimes l.c.) a religion merging the worship of Yoruba deities with veneration of Roman Catholic saints: practiced in Cuba and spread to other parts of the Caribbean and to the U.S. by Cuban emigrés.
[1980–85; < American Spanish]
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Most commentators had understood the Court's 1993 decision in Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye v.
Solucion que volveria a ser aplicada anos despues en el caso de la santeria en la ciudad de Hialeah al norte de Miami (Lukumi, 1993) (25).
The Supreme Court addressed facial neutrality again in Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc.
(3) In other words, the Court viewed the application of Missouri's anti-establishment clause--which has been in its constitution since the nineteenth century and readopted in 1945--as being comparable to a Florida city's criminalization of a minority religious sect in Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc.
These cases are rare, and the leading case is Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc.
Justice Kennedy drew on his opinion in Lukumi, where the Court struck down a local ordinance because it was gerrymandered to target a particular faith.
In this respect, all of these cases run afoul of the requirement from Smith and Lukumi, that the Free Exercise Clause is violated where the government has valued secular interests over religious interests.
Taken together, Smith and Lukumi yet again illustrate state action's tripartite structure.
The Court seemed to take this view, for example, in Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye v.
(citing a free exercise case, Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc.