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Synonyms for cult

followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices

an interest followed with exaggerated zeal

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followers of an unorthodox, extremist, or false religion or sect who often live outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader

a religion or sect that is generally considered to be unorthodox, extremist, or false

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Endo was earlier convicted by lower courts for creating the nerve gas used by cult in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture in 1994, as well as gassing of the Tokyo subway system in 1995.
Others include: the declining quality of contemporary family life, some parents themselves being members of secret cults, the strong desires to belong to peer groups, the deteriorating state of infrastructure, the roles of many university administrators who use cult groups to settle scores with their opponents, the diminishing economic prosperity of the average Nigerian, the general poverty in the land in the face of high costs of feeding and hostel accommodation, the decline in societal values and the rising costs of books have forced many students into campus cults for survival (Popoola & Alao, 2005).
Unlike the open, public, and contractual nature of the relationship between humans and the gods in the state rituals, contact with mystery cult gods was personal and intimate, and subsequently very difficult to talk about with outsiders, let alone describe in writing.
Wife-swapping was commonplace and children were procured by female cult members for three-in-a bed sex sessions.
But the trial jury dismissed that version of events when they found him guilty of more than two dozen acts of sexual perversion linked to his activities in the cult.
Both he, Batley and the other cult members will all be sentenced tomorrow.
On the contrary, his lucid, although sometimes too brief, observations afford an incisive glimpse at the inner machinations of cult films and their followers.
If this group is a cult and he has joined them, don't underestimate the control it will have on him.
Packed with riveting vignettes of cult life this cautionary tale is one that all devoted martial artists and aspiring practitioners ought to read.
Cult is set to stock designer labels including Superdry and Paul's Boutique in its 13,584 sq ft store.
A cult is usually defined by characteristics like a charismatic leader, dedication to certain ideas, brainwashing, forbidding members to leave, the use of symbols, and violence.
Focus on post-colonial anthropological self-reflexivity, deconstruction of the notion of Cargo cult as an image of the West, rehabilitation of the Melanesian Other, dialogic discourses and narratives, are topics privileged by many of the contributors.
Among these, 13 essays in Leader Cult in Communist Dictatorships (hereafter LC) focus on Stalin and other general secretaries of "people's democracies" in Europe.
From now, any person who is a member of a secret cult, whether or not the person is in possession or in control of any offensive weapon but commits the offence, is liable to conviction to death.
While his cult members scramble to find a place under his reign on "Great Again," Kai will continue to lose his grip on reality.