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Noun: fetishism  'fe-ti,shi-zum
  1. A belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish)
    - fetichism
  2. Sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a fetish (or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs)
    - fetichism

Derived forms: fetishisms

Type of: belief, paraphilia

Encyclopedia: Fetishism