fe"tich*ism, Fe"tish*ism [Cf. F. f'etichisme.] [Written also feticism.]

1.

The doctrine or practice of belief in fetiches.

2.

Excessive devotion to one object or one idea; abject superstition; blind adoration.

The real and absolute worship of fire falls into two great divisions, the first belonging rather to fetichism, the second to polytheism proper. Tylor.

 

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