Definition of bread worship in English:

bread worship


derogatory, rare
  • Adoration or veneration of the sacramental bread or host in the Eucharist.

    Chiefly used by Protestants with reference to the Roman Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation (in the context of Christian theological dispute over the exact nature of the presence of Christ in the elements of the Eucharist).


Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Field (?1545–1588), Church of England clergyman.