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Mariology

[mair-ee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌmɛər iˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the body of belief, doctrine, and opinion concerning the Virgin Mary.
2.
the study of the person and nature of the Virgin Mary, especially in reference to her role in the incarnation of God in Christ.
Origin of Mariology
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; Mary + -o- + -logy
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British Dictionary definitions for Mariology

Mariology

/ˌmɛərɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
(RC Church) the study of the traditions and doctrines concerning the Virgin Mary
Derived Forms
Mariologist, Maryologist, noun
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