Mariolatry

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mariolatry The worship of the Virgin Mary.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Mariolatry The worship or religious veneration of the Virgin Mary: used with the intention of implying that it is equivalent to or trenches upon the worship due to God only (latria). The members of the Roman Catholic and Greek churches distinguish between the worship paid to God (latria) and that paid to the Virgin Mary (hyperdulia). See dulia, latria, hyperdulia. Also spelled Maryolatry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mariolatry mā-ri-ol′a-tri the undue worship of the Virgin Mary—the veneration paid to her is strictly Hyperdulia
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. Mary + worship
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. Maria, Mary, Gr. latreia, worship.

Usage

In literature:

Associated Words: mariolatry, mariolater, hyperdulia, Ave Maria.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
What else was the Mariolatry of a St. Bonaventura, the troubadour of Mary?
"Tragic Sense Of Life" by Miguel de Unamuno
At the same time the gospel was finding its way into Genoa, a city devoted to Mariolatry.
"The Vaudois of Piedmont" by John Napper Worsfold
Mariolatry, ancient and modern, ii.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
The era of Mariolatry had passed, so far as Nuremberg was concerned.
"Durer" by M. F. Sweetser
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