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n. Archaic
Variant of fetish.

fet′ich·ism n.
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Noun1.fetich - a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powersfetich - a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
good luck charm, charm - something believed to bring good luck
2.fetich - excessive or irrational devotion to some activity; "made a fetish of cleanliness"
devotion - commitment to some purpose; "the devotion of his time and wealth to science"
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References in classic literature ?
However, I am not prone to sensitiveness, and the following of a sense of duty, wherever it may lead, has always been a kind of fetich with me throughout my life; which may account for the honors bestowed upon me by three republics and the decorations and friendships of an old and powerful emperor and several lesser kings, in whose service my sword has been red many a time.
They brought him propitiatory gifts, such as are usually deposited in the fetich huts or mzimu.
A job was to them a golden fetich before which they fell down and worshipped.
While you diligently pursued that favorite phantom of yours, called profits, and moralized about that favorite fetich of yours, called competition, even greater and more direful things have been accomplished by combination.
The only rational thing for the twentieth-century folk to do is to cover up the well; to make the twentieth century in truth the twentieth century, and to relegate to the nineteenth century and all the preceding centuries the things of those centuries, the witch-burnings, the intolerances, the fetiches, and, not least among such barbarisms.
One by one the Schlegel fetiches had been overthrown, and, though professing to defend them, she had rejoiced.
They reminded him of what he had read of eastern and southern countries, in which grotesque idols and fetiches were sometimes taken out of their temples and carried abroad in golden chariots to be displayed to the multitude.
In "her most secret lair" "a little bower" in the dense underbrush, she keeps a "fetich," made "with infinite pains" from pieces of saw-palmetto bound together with marsh-grass.
The changing cultural environment provided fertile ground for John Dewey, an atheist who launched the so-called "Progressive Education" movement with the publication of his The Primary Education Fetich in 1898.
En primer lugar, denota la sumision/dominacion, el bondage, el dolor, la cultura del cuero, el intercambio de poder, los juegos de roles y los fetiches. Otra diferenciacion comun, es asociar el BDSM con el juego, por lo que los practicantes de esta sexualidad suelen referirse a "fiestas de juego" refiriendose a lugares de encuentro para este fenomeno e incorporando el uso de juguetes, ropas y otro tipo de parafernalias.