-olatry, -latry, -olater-, -later, -olatress, -latress, -olatria, -olatrous, -latrous

(Greek: worship; excessively, fanatically devoted to someone or something; “service paid to the gods”)

Yet, if he would, man cannot live all to this world. If not religious, he will be superstitious. If he worships not the true God, he will have his idols.

—Theodore Parker
vexillatry, vexillolatry (s) (noun); vexillatries, vexillolatries (pl)
1. The worship of a ensign as a fetish or sacred object: The ancient group of vexilatries met to pay homage to the standard of their country and to pray to their gods that it would protect their warriors during battles and to provide them with victories over their enemies.
2. Etymology: from Latin vexil, "flag" + -latgry, "worship".
Someone who either worships or gives excessive attention to animals.
A tendency towards worship or excessive attention to animals.
Woman is overly devoted to her dog.
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1. In some ancient cultures, the worshiping of animals.
2. Excessive devotion to animals, especially domestic pets.

Related religious-word units: church; dei-, div-; ecclesi-; fanati-; hiero-; idol-; theo-; zelo-.