animism

Derivation

  • Latin: anima, soul

Article

The doctrine that an immaterial principle is the basis of life; in ethnology, a ghost-theory of the origin of religion; the theory that all external bodies are animated by a soul like that of man.

MLA Citation

  • “animism”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 November 2019. Web. 8 March 2021. <>