- excessive (and proscribed) veneration of the Virgin Mary, especially in forms appropriate to God.
- veneration of women.
Origin of Mariolatry
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Examples from the Web for mariolatry
It is significant that there is not a trace of Mariolatry in these tales and fables.Rumanian Bird and Beast Stories
The era of Mariolatry had passed, so far as Nuremberg was concerned.Durer
M. F. Sweetser
Max Elskamp is a poet who reminds one that Mariolatry is Minnesong.Contemporary Belgian Poetry
For all your mariolatry, you were full of "der Geist der stets verneint."Musical Portraits
Associated words: mariolatry, mariolater, hyperdulia, Ave Maria.Putnam's Word Book
Louis A. Flemming
- derogatory exaggerated veneration of the Virgin Mary
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Word Origin and History for mariolatry
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