shinto

Part of speech: noun

The primitive cult of the Japanese; a species of ancestor worship.

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Usage examples "shinto":

  1. There's an old Shinto temple there that I have been wanting to sketch for a long time." - "The Shadow of the East", E. M. Hull.
  2. As this same pamphlet says:- Shinto, a primitive nature cult, which had fallen into discredit, was taken out of its cupboard and dusted. - "The Problem of China", Bertrand Russell.
  3. Shinto, says a recent writer, still embodies the religion of the people; yet in 1877 a decree was issued declaring it to be no more than a convenient system of State ceremonial. - "Studies in Literature and History", Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall.