define.com: Internet Policy Discussion with Useful Examples

fetishism

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

fetichism \fe"tich*ism\, Fetishism \Fe"tish*ism\ (? or ?); 277), n.[Cf. F. f['e]tichisme.] [Written also {feticism}.]

1. The doctrine or practice of belief in fetiches.

2. Excessive devotion to one object or one idea; abject superstition; blind adoration.

The real and absolute worship of fire falls into two great divisions, the first belonging rather to fetichism, the second to polytheism proper. --Tylor. Fetichist

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fetish \Fe"tish\, noun, Fetishism \Fe"tish*ism\ (? or ?; 277), noun, Fetishistic \Fe'tish*is"tic\, adjective See {Fetich}, noun, {Fetichism}, noun, {Fetichistic}, adjective

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

fetishism

noun

1: a belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish) [syn: {fetishism}, {fetichism}]

2: sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a fetish (or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs) [syn: {fetishism}, {fetichism}]


The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, privacy, social and ecological responsibility and positive humanitarian ethics and values. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.

In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Golden Key Campaign

I don't want Uncle Sam having my SIM Card PRIVATE keys.

SIM Card
Golden Key
define.com Thumbnail
Thumbnail

Thursday, March 5, 2015 4:06:30 AM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

DEFINE.COM_fetishism_2015-03-05_04-06-30_54-161-255-236