Definitions for: Fetichism


[n] sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a fetish (or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs)
[n] a belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish)



Webster (1913) Definition: fe"tich*ism, Fetishism Fe"tish*ism (? or ?); 277),
n.[Cf. F. f['e]tichisme.] [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.

Synonyms: fetishism, fetishism

See Also: belief, paraphilia

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