CULT, 1. cult is uniformly defined as a system of religious worship or ritual. (LRH ED 28 INT) 2. cult by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary means: (1) a religious practice. (2) a system of beliefs and ritual connected with the worship of a deity, a spirit or a group of deities or spirits. (3a) the rights, ceremonies and practices of a religion, the formal aspect of religious experience; (3b) Roman Catholicism. (LRH ED 28 INT)
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