Definitions for: Voodooism

[n] a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities

Webster (1913) Definition: Voo"doo*ism, n. [Probably (through Creole French
vaudoux a negro sorcerer) fr. F. Vaudois Waldensian, because
the Waldenses were accused of sorcery.]
A degraded form of superstition and sorcery, said to include
human sacrifices and cannibalism in some of its rites. It is
prevalent among the negroes of Hayti, and to some extent in
the United States, and is regarded as a relic of African

Synonyms: hoodooism, vodoun, voodoo

See Also: cult, hoodoo, religious cult

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