Ad`o*ra"tion (#), n. [L. adoratio, fr. adorare: cf. F. adoration.]
The act of playing honor to a divine being; the worship paid to God; the act of addressing as a god.
The more immediate objects of popular adoration amongst the heathens were deified human beings.
Homage paid to one in high esteem; profound veneration; intense regard and love; fervent devotion.
A method of electing a pope by the expression of homage from two thirds of the conclave.
[Pole] might have been chosen on the spot by adoration.
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