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1. A belief in totems or in kinship through common affiliation to a totem.
2. The practice of establishing affiliation through totems.

to′tem·ist n.
to′tem·is′tic adj.
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Noun1.totemist - a person who belongs to a clan or tribe having a totem
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
totem - a clan or tribe identified by their kinship to a common totemic object
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Malinowski (for being in a life so primitive) equates totemist belief and practices of primitive peoples to natural needs as feeding, sheltering, etc.
(38) Jack recalls the sermon somewhat differently in Home: "it was about idolatry about the worship of things, on one hand the material world, in the manner of scientific rationalism, and on the other hand--chairs and tables and old purple drapes, in the manner Boughtons and totemists (310).