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Animism - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Animism' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Animism [ n.]
- The doctrine, taught by Stahl, that the soul is the proper principle of life and development in the body.
- The belief that inanimate objects and the phenomena of nature are endowed with personal life or a living soul; also, in an extended sense, the belief in the existence of soul or spirit apart from matter.

Meaning of 'Animism' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . animism [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the doctrine that all natural objects and the universe itself have souls
Example in sentence:
  • animism is common among primitive peoples