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cult

noun [C]  us   /kʌlt/
a system of religious belief, esp. one not recognized as an established religion, or the people who worship according to such a system of belief: People considered him a brilliant cult leader and con man. A cult is also something that is very popular with some people, or a particular set of beliefs or behavior: a cult movie the cult of celebrity
Translations of “cult”
in Vietnamese giáo phái…
in Spanish culto…
in Thai ลัทธิความเชื่อ…
in Malaysian kultus…
in French culte…
in German der Kult…
in Chinese (Traditional) 宗教, 邪教, 異教…
in Indonesian pemujaan…
in Russian кумир, культ…
in Turkish moda, tutku, heves…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宗教, 邪教, 异教…
in Polish kult…
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