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Prayers and sacrifices

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Subject Description

Practices reflecting a sense of dependence and a desire to ingratiate or influence the supernatural; repudiation and intimidation; obeisances (e.g., bowing, genuflection); laudation; prayer; sacrifice (e.g., libations, food sacrifices, animal and human sacrifice, symbolic and vicarious sacrifices); vows; burning of incense; decoration of religious edifices; endowing of shrines and temples; etc.

The term was changed from "Propitiation" to "Prayers and Sacrifices" in 2000.

Religious practices

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