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Cult refers to a very specific organization that is groups together general peoples by a great force. Usually occurs in high school and may strike some perverted middle schoolers.
Some type of tradition must be set that creates a very conspiracy-like setting.
We had a powow at Nancy's house yesterday, I think we may be a Cult.
by CheezyPumpkinPie April 13, 2009
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An organization that is not associated with the mainstream beliefs at the time. Often stereotyped as brainwashing and taking advantage of their members, but this is untrue in most circumstances.
Christianity used to be considered a cult by the Pagan Roman Empire when Jesus was preaching his monotheistic beliefs.
by Aragohrn November 20, 2006
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A social group that operates within the larger culture and practices different norms, behaviors, beliefs, heritage, attitude, actions, and live a different and separate lifestyle from the norm. Cults are usually involved in denying that they are a cult. Cults are groups who practice disinformation and usually have outsiders accusing the cult of both being a cult and conspiracies. The easiest way to spot a cult is if people are making conspiracy claims and calling the group a cult while the cult practices disinformation and denying the conspiracy claims.
Freemasonry and Scientology are two cults that practice secret rituals and covert harassment, attacks, and other criminal activity that they then use their cult members inside public offices to cover-up, misinform, and protect the cult.
by Cult Pro March 04, 2009
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A religious/non religious group that follows a series of strict beliefs, may include worshiping a specific God/Deity or multiple Gods/Deities, or following strict specific ideals. May involve some form of brainwashing that their knowledge is correct and that everyone else is wrong, WILL have a hierarchy, and may be lead by one of a small group of Charismatic leaders, and typically will shun those who are ex-members.
It's the One True Religion! (I hear this from the Big Three Religions)

If you don't believe in God you are going to hell!

I've just been initiated into this super secret Order/Coven.

Yeah we are a cult, but we believe in peace and love, not fear and hate.

Not all of the above will apply to a cult, but at least one of the descriptions will. A Cult isn't necessarily Good or Evil, it depends on how the cult leaders use the power they have.
by SparkofClearity March 03, 2014
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A group of people who promote and/or glorify ideologies they proclaim to be of spiritual nature that are bound to or already have lead to the harm of numerous fellow human beings, such groups sometimes have a book they commonly deem to be a worthy life guidebook and if you read through it you will find many things to be disgusted by while other groups have a charismatic leader that teaches and promotes equally worrisome teachings.
By Definition, Christianity and Islam are both Cults.
by The Good Anti-Christ June 10, 2016
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Odd religios type following devoted to a person, diety, or movement
The New Church is a cult
by dave April 27, 2004
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Non-Denominational Christians that only talk about God and force their views upon others- will often pressure you to come to church, discussion groups, etc.

Linda: All that Molly ever does is go to church groups.

Sara: That's because its a cult.
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