nomophobia

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EtymologyEdit

From nomos (law) +‎ -phobia.

NounEdit

nomophobia (uncountable)

  1. A fear of or disdain for laws.
    • 1857, Ralph Wardlaw, James R. Campbell, Systematic theology, volume 3, page 180:
      The persons of whom I speak have a terror of the very name and mention of the law. They are the morbid subjects of a kind of nomophobia, being in danger of going into fits at every allusion to it[...].
    • 1985, Edward H. Flannery, The anguish of the Jews: twenty-three centuries of antisemitism, ISBN 0-8091-4324-0, page 292:
      Seen in this light, his antisemitism appears in its ultimate essence as a nomophobia, a revolt against the divinely sanctioned moral law or, religiously speaking, a revolt against God.
    • 2002, Stanley E. Porter, Anthony R. Cross, Dimensions of baptism: biblical and theological studies, ISBN 0-8264-6203-0, page 247:
      Despite the danger of the narrowing of discipleship to activism of some kind, the end result here is not acquiescence into Enlightenment autonomy. It is not what may be termed 'nomophobia' (neurotic fear of law or command) though much of that is about.

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