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Nassau, 1904[edit]

Best to limit the word to the worship of natural objects revered not for their own power, but because they are occupied by a spirit.

Nassau, R. H. . Fetichism in West Africa. New York: Negro Universities Press. 1969 (1904):81

Haddon, 1921[edit]

[The worship of] an intangible power or spirit incorporated in some visible form.

Haddon, A. C. Magic and fetishism. London: Constable. 1921:70