cultus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cultus a system of religious beliefs and rituals "devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. sing. & pl Cultus Established or accepted religious rites or usages of worship; state of religious development. Cf. Cult, 2.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cultus A system of religious belief and worship: same as cult, 2.
    • n cultus The moral or esthetic state or condition of a particular time or place.
    • cultus Worthless.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., cultivation, culture. See Cult

Usage

In literature:

He had a high sense of romance, and a secret cultus for all soldiers and criminals.
"St. Ives being The Adventures of a French Prison in England" by Robert Louis Stevenson
This would account for the cultus at Sicca, in Numidia.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
However this may be, the nominal divinization of kings seems not to have had any effect on the cultus.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
Part III, "Der Cultus," pp.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
A Shelley cultus has grown up during recent years, and many of our most gifted writers reverently bow themselves before him.
"Arrows of Freethought" by George W. Foote
He had a high sense of romance, and a secret cultus for all soldiers and criminals.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
And from that time music became the most specific feature of the 'Cultus' of the Catholic Church.
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
At any rate the cultus of the emperor spread in the Roman world, and particularly in the Asiatic provinces.
"St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians" by Charles Gore
Plenty cultus Injun; plenty cultus white man, too.
"The Land of Strong Men" by Arthur M. Chisholm
Institutum societatis Jesu ab homine conditum, cui ab universali ecclesia idem, qui sanctis viris cultus et honor tribuitur, a fel.
"The New Conspiracy Against the Jesuits Detected and Briefly Exposed" by R. C. Dallas
His cultus was extremely cruel.
"Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by the Native Religions of Mexico and Peru" by Albert Réville
Cultus nanitsh, to look round idly or from curiosity only.
"Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon" by T. N. Hibben
Before I came to Puget Sound I had heard of a cultus potlatch.
"Memoirs of Orange Jacobs" by Orange Jacobs
This is almost the only case in which the gypsy race has shown any disposition to identify itself with a religious cultus.
"Essays in the Study of Folk-Songs (1886)" by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
Here sculptured fragments of the old Mythra cultus; there mutilated Vestals.
"'Midst the Wild Carpathians" by Mór Jókai
SPECIAL WORKS UPON THE PHALLIC CULTUS.
"Cultus Arborum" by Anonymous
The most renowned seats of the cultus were Aphroditopolis, near Memphis; Edfu and Dendera, in Upper Egypt.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)" by Max Duncker
A cultus may approve or condemn certain relations between the sexes.
"Ethics" by John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
It had a civic calendar marked by a round of splendid festivities associated with the cultus of the goddess.
"Expositor's Bible: The Epistles of St. John" by William Alexander
Rousseau's Savoyard Vicar was perfectly willing to accept the cultus of Christianity, even when he had ceased to accept its dogma.
"Voltaire" by John Morley
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In news:

Body washes ashore in Cultus Bay.
When the body of a 43-year-old Seattle woman washed ashore in Cultus Bay Sunday, the event solved a week-long mystery in Edmonds.
Dick and Wendy Whitlam are closing Aquadel, their par-3 golf course at Cultus Lake, in October.
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