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 for Image worship
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Image \Im"age\ ([i^]m"[asl]j; 48), n. [F., fr. L. imago,
     imaginis, from the root of imitari to imitate. See Imitate,
     and cf. Imagine.]
     1. An imitation, representation, or similitude of any person,
        thing, or act, sculptured, drawn, painted, or otherwise
        made perceptible to the sight; a visible presentation; a
        copy; a likeness; an effigy; a picture; a semblance.
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              Even like a stony image, cold and numb. --Shak.
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              Whose is this image and superscription? --Matt.
                                                    xxii. 20.
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              This play is the image of a murder done in Vienna.
                                                    --Shak.
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              And God created man in his own image. --Gen. i. 27.
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     2. Hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid;
        an idol. --Chaucer.
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              Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, . .
              . thou shalt not bow down thyself to them. --Ex. xx.
                                                    4, 5.
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     3. Show; appearance; cast.
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              The face of things a frightful image bears.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     4. A representation of anything to the mind; a picture drawn
        by the fancy; a conception; an idea.
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              Can we conceive
              Image of aught delightful, soft, or great? --Prior.
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     5. (Rhet.) A picture, example, or illustration, often taken
        from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject;
        usually, an extended metaphor. --Brande & C.
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     6. (Opt.) The figure or picture of any object formed at the
        focus of a lens or mirror, by rays of light from the
        several points of the object symmetrically refracted or
        reflected to corresponding points in such focus; this may
        be received on a screen, a photographic plate, or the
        retina of the eye, and viewed directly by the eye, or with
        an eyeglass, as in the telescope and microscope; the
        likeness of an object formed by reflection; as, to see
        one's image in a mirror.
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     Electrical image. See under Electrical.
  
     Image breaker, one who destroys images; an iconoclast.
  
     Image graver, Image maker, a sculptor.
  
     Image worship, the worship of images as symbols; iconolatry
        distinguished from idolatry; the worship of images
        themselves.
  
     Image Purkinje (Physics), the image of the retinal blood
        vessels projected in, not merely on, that membrane.
  
     Virtual image (Optics), a point or system of points, on one
        side of a mirror or lens, which, if it existed, would emit
        the system of rays which actually exists on the other side
        of the mirror or lens. --Clerk Maxwell.
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