Hyperdulia

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hyperdulia (R. C. Ch) Veneration or worship given to the Virgin Mary as the most exalted of mere creatures; higher veneration than dulia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hyperdulia The worship offered by Roman Catholics to the Virgin Mary: so called because it is higher than that given to other saints, which is known as dulia, while the worship due to God alone is called latria. See dulia. Also hyper-duly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hyperdulia hī-per-dū-lī′a the special kind of worship paid by Roman Catholics to the Virgin Mary, being higher than that paid to other saints (dulia), and distinct from that paid to God alone (latria).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. hyper-, + dulia,: cf. F. hyperdulie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hyper, beyond, douleia, service.

Usage

In literature:

Associated Words: mariolatry, mariolater, hyperdulia, Ave Maria.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
Therefore she is to be venerated, to be saluted, and to be adored with the adoration of hyperdulia.
"Primitive Christian Worship" by James Endell Tyler
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In news:

Dulia, Hyperdulia, or Hyperbole .
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