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Definition of "loa" []

  • In the voodoo religion, a spirit intermediary between Bondye (the creator god) and human beings. (noun)

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Use "loa" in a sentence
  • "Much of the practice, however, involves the invocation of lesser spirits known as loa that have been compared to Catholic saints."
  • "You legal types may be interested to know that loa comes from the French word lois, or ‘law.’"
  • "The ultimate goal of Voudoo ritual is to be possessed by the loa, which is considered a great honor."