Cult

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Cult

a system of beliefs and rituals based on dogma or religious teachings and characterised by devoted adherents who display a readiness to obey, an unrealistic idealization of the leader, an abandonment of personal ambition and goals, and an eschewing of traditional societal values.

Origin: L. Cultus, an honoring, adoration

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