hagiolatry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hagiolatry the worship of saints
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hagiolatry The invocation or worship of saints.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hagiolatry The worship of saints. In the Roman Catholic Church it is distinguished from the latria, or supreme worship due to God alone. See dulia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hagiolatry the worship of saints
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. "a`gios sacred + worship
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hagios, holy, logia, discourse.

Usage

In literature:

I should be sorry to find you far gone in hagiolatry.
"Gryll Grange" by Thomas Love Peacock
As a centre of hagiolatry, Venice now became second to Rome.
"Venice and its Story" by Thomas Okey
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