Dulia

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dulia (R. C. Ch) An inferior kind of veneration or worship, given to the angels and saints as the servants of God.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dulia An inferior kind of worship paid to saints and angels in the Roman Catholic Church. Also duly, doulia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dulia dū-lī′a (R.C. Church) that inferior veneration due to saints and angels
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL., fr. Gr. servitude, fr. slave
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. douleiadoulos, a slave.

Usage

In literature:

DULIA, an inferior kind of worship paid to angels and saints, in contradistinction to LATRIA (q. v.).
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
So the Roman Catholics distinguish between Dulia and Latria, between the worship of gods and reverence of saints.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
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In news:

Dulia, Hyperdulia, or Hyperbole .
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