cult

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Singular
cult

Plural
cults

  1. A cult is a group that practices coercion and brainwashing on its followers.
  2. A cult refers to a religious group that claims to be part of one religion, while rejecting foundations beliefs of that religion.
    The Nation of Islam is a cult of Islam because it rejects the Koran's teachings but still claims to be Islamic.