1: A religious group that usually features a charismatic or controlling leader or group of leaders, promotes an unhealthy suspicion of people outside the group (Especially former members) and promotes a strict set of rules that may be harmful to the person.

Often times, they promote martyrdom for rules based on unusual and sometimes false premises.

2: A rock band from the UK, featuring Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy.
Def 1: Cults come in many flavors. From your psychologically lethal Branch Davidians and Flirty Fishers to your somewhat mainstream, but still isolationastic ones like The Way International, Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints and Jehovah's Witnesses

2: Ian Astbury ruined not just one, but good bands by leaving The Cult to go sing for The Doors of the 21rst Century
by Bob Almighty. April 26, 2005
One of the chief exports of the United States, examples being Pentecostalism, Southern Baptists, Pat Robertson, and key members of the Bush Administration.
The former USSR is learning fast that religious freedom can have a downside, thanks to the influx of various cults, most of which originate in the US.
by LudwigVan November 11, 2003
A big group of religious people.
Ex. Utah is one big cult
by Ave boss February 20, 2014
A nice place where the truth is always told. Cults don't corrupt your brain at all.
Timmy: Mommy, let's go to the cult meeting!
Mom: That'll be fun for the whole family!
by Little Jimmy Noobtron July 20, 2013
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
another word for christianity
christianity is a cult
by lykkeli September 22, 2008
underground not of the mainstream
any horror movie is totally cult
by Anonymous November 03, 2003

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