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1.a particular system of religious worship, especially with reference to its rites and ceremonies.
2.an instance of great veneration of a person, ideal, or thing, especially as manifested by a body of admirers
:the physical fitness cult.
3.the object of such devotion.
4.a group or sect bound together by veneration of the samething, person, ideal, etc.
5.Sociology, a group having a sacred ideology and a set ofrites centering around their sacred symbols.