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cult

(kŭlt),
A system of beliefs and rituals based on dogma or religious teachings and characterized by devoted adherents who display a readiness to obey, an unrealistic idealization of the leader, an abandonment of personal ambition and goals, and an eschewing of traditional societal values.
[L. cultus, an honoring, adoration]

cult

a specific complex of beliefs, rites, and ceremonies associated with some particular person or object, which is maintained by a social group. A cult is often considered as having magical significance.
Alternative—fringe An unscientific system of treating disease
Psychiatry A religious, political, psychotherapeutic, or commercial organization or sect, based on dogma or religious teachings, often with bizarre or unorthodox practices, values, or beliefs that differ from mainstream or accepted thinking, which engenders conflict between the group and society, and uses unethical manipulative techniques of persuasion and control to advance the leader’s goal; cults may be linked to mass suicide and death

cult

(kŭlt) [L. cultus, care]
A group of people with an obsessive commitment to an ideal or principle or to an individual personifying that ideal.
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33) With a self-confident attitude and the help of a female lawyer, she took the two tarikat leaders to court for exploiting religion and causing her harm.
C'est ce qu'a annonce, jeudi dernier, a Oran, le PDG de la Compagnie algerienne d'assurances et de garantie des exportations (Cagex), Tarikat Djillali.
Bunun yani sira Tahtacilar arasinda uygulanan, dedenin veya onun sulalesinden bir kisinin onculugunde yapilan tarikat nikahi adi verilen toren de mevcuttur.