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n. pl. cul·tus·es or cul·ti (-tī)
A cult, especially a religious one.

[Latin, veneration; see cult.]


n, pl -tuses or -ti (-taɪ)
(Theology) chiefly RC Church another word for cult1
[C17: from Latin: a toiling over something, refinement, cult]


(ˈkʌl təs)

n., pl. -tus•es, -ti (-tī).
a cult.
[1630–40; < Latin; see cult]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cultus - a system of religious beliefs and rituals; "devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin"
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
cargo cult - a religious cult that anticipates a time of joy, serenity, and justice when salvation comes
macumba - a Brazilian religious cult of African origin; combines voodoo elements with singing and chanting and dancing
obeah, obi - a religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery; practiced in parts of the West Indies and tropical Americas
Rastafarianism - a religious cult based on a belief that Ras Tafari (Haile Selassie) is the Messiah and that Africa (especially Ethiopia) is the Promised Land
hoodooism, vodoun, voodooism, voodoo - a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities
References in classic literature ?
He was certainly a happy fellow at this time: to be seven-and-twenty, without any fixed vices, with a generous resolution that his action should be beneficent, and with ideas in his brain that made life interesting quite apart from the cultus of horseflesh and other mystic rites of costly observance, which the eight hundred pounds left him after buying his practice would certainly not have gone far in paying for.
Then it was that Carmack, his brother-in-law, Skookum Jim, and Cultus Charlie, another Indian, arrived in a canoe at Forty Mile, went straight to the gold commissioner, and recorded three claims and a discovery claim on Bonanza Creek.
And I went along, Skookum Jim and Cultus Charlie, too.
Cultus Lake and Sakinaw Lake sockeye are endangered, according to the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada.
WENDY WRIGHT, Cultus Bay Road, Clinton, USA is looking for Audrey and Jeannie Wyatt.
It is in such a context, I think, that we can best place, understand, and appreciate the striking prominence of transvestism and decapitation as symbolic castration (lots of male horned animals lose their heads in the goddess traditions) in her cultus.
In handling a diverse array of works, he does not offer a sweeping assessment of cultural or intellectual history but proposes instead a relatively modest thesis: "The argument here is that flirtation with the Marian cultus offered certain Protestant writers symbolic compensation for what might be culturally diagnosed as a deficiency of psychic femininity, or anima, in America" (3).
This is implicit in the word culture, from the Latin cultus, meaning "worship" or "homage" towards the high, that to which the people bow down.
and are part of the main purpose of the ancient cultus, that of ensuring the fertility of human and animal," and discusses "officiants who somehow act out in the drama of the cult the mysterious nature of human sexuality in its transnormal aspects: transvestite, bisexual, and homosexual" (p.
In 2nd incident, a citizen namely Muhammad Imran r/o Khairpur informed Motorway Police through NH&MP Helpline (130) that his gray colour Cultus car No.
They now have limited options while the local car industry offers decades-old models of Suzuki Mehran and Suzuki Cultus at very high prices.
Suzuki Cultus VXR E2 price was Rs 985,000 and the total increase in last year for this car has been of Rs 60,000.