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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.]


(Christian Churches, other) a Caribbean religion composed of elements from both traditional African religion and Roman Catholicism
[American Spanish, literally: holiness]


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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507 (1997) (right to build worship space); Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc.
Absent evidence of patent discrimination by government against a particular religion (see, for example, Church of Lukumi Bababalu Aye v.
Lynn Carr's A Year in White: Cultural Newcomers to Lukumi and Santeria in the United States (Rutgers University Press), before the author had a chance to see it.
Duncan, Free Exercise Is Dead, Long Live Free Exercise: Smith, Lukumi, and the General Applicability Requirement, 3 U.
And Chapter 5 (intriguingly but elusively titled "Afronauts of the Virtual Atlantic: The Giant African Snail Incident, the War of the Oriates, and the Plague of Orichas") explores a current schism engaging ordained, lay, and scholarly practitioners of "the Lukumi tradition"/the "Afro-Cuban religion" (a large part of it occurring on the Internet).
But under Smith, Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye, and lower courts following them, adverse immigration actions by the Federal Government that burden religious exercise should be subject to scrutiny by the courts.
Three years later, the Supreme Court decided the Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye v.
And she also shows that this year-long religious ritual--which is carried out even as the iyawo goes about daily life--offers new insight into religion in general, suggesting that the sacred is not separable from the profane and indeed that religion shares an ongoing dynamic relationship with the realities of everyday life, thus the book offers insight the Afro-Cuban Lukumi religious tradition, more commonly known in the United States as Santeria.
1996) (holding unconstitutional a state university's decision denying a religious exemption from its housing policy where the university granted exemptions for nonreligious reasons); see also Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc.
The only other intervening unanimous law and religion decisions have been Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc.
The Court applied Smith's free exercise analysis just three years later, in Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc.