associate + -ism
- A self-regulatory movement in the 1920s in which community members assumed a duty of mutual obligation to support each other.
- (religion) The worship or belief in various entities associated with the divine.
2012, Khaled Hroub, Political Islam: Context Versus Ideology, ISBN 0863568831:
- Associatism can take the form of venerating trees or the tombs of saints, seeking holy men or soothsayers as intermediaries with God, or putting one's faith in astrology.