Meaning of heathenism

hea•then•ism

Pronunciation: (hē'u-niz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. a belief or practice of heathens; idolatry.
  2. barbaric morals or behavior; barbarism.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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