Cult(klt) n. [F. culte, L. cultus care, culture, fr. colere to cultivate. Cf. Cultus.] 1. Attentive care; homage; worship.
Every one is convinced of the reality of a better self, and of the cult or homage which is due to it.Shaftesbury.
2. A system of religious belief and worship.
That which was the religion of Moses is the ceremonial or cult of the religion of Christ.Coleridge.
3. A system of intense religious veneration of a particular person, idea, or object, especially one considered spurious or irrational by traditional religious bodies; as, the Moonie
4. The group of individuals who adhere to a cult (senses 2 or 3).
5. A strong devotion or interest in a particular person, idea or thing without religious associations, or the people holding such an interest; as, the
cult of James Dean; the
cult of personality in totalitarian societies.
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