mammetry

mammetry

(ˈmæmɪtrɪ)
npl -tries
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the worship of idols or practice of idolatrous beliefs
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) obsolete any non-Christian religion, esp the Muslim religion
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In refusing to give lip service to the empty virtues of honor and courtesy, Falstaff emulates his historical counterpart, Lord Cobham, who refused to pay homage to false idols, asserting, that whoso it be, that doth the worship to dead images that is due to God, or putteth such hope or trust in help of them, as he should do to God, or hath affection in one more than in another, he doth in that, the greatest sin of Mammetry [puppet, or idol-worship] [...] I owe them [holy relics and images] no service by any commandment of God.