See also: Heathenry

English

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Etymology

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heathen +‎ -ry

Noun

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heathenry (usually uncountable, plural heathenries)

  1. The state of being heathen.
    • 1921, James Branch Cabell, Chivalry[1]:
      It was as though she were some tinted and lavishly adorned statue of barbaric heathenry, and he her postulant; and her large eyes appeared to judge an immeasurable path, beyond him.
    • 1917, G. K. Chesterton, A Short History of England[2]:
      In the simpler case of northern heathenry the civilization spread with a simplier progress.
    • 1909, James Branch Cabell, Chivalry[3]:
      It was as though she were some tinted and lavishly adorned statue of barbaric heathenry, and he her postulant; and her large eyes appeared to judge an immeasurable path, beyond him.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of Heathenry (Germanic (neo)paganism)
    • 2019, Theodoric Dukka, A Heathen's Guide Experiences & Advice On Magic & Spiritworking, Lulu.com, →ISBN, page 7:
      Asatru is one of the most popular types of heathenry.