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cult

noun [C]  /kʌlt/ us  
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
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