[ doo-lahy-uh, dyoo- ]
/ duˈlaɪ ə, dyu- /
noun Roman Catholic Theology.
veneration and invocation given to saints as the servants of God.
Origin of dulia
1605–15; < Medieval Latin dūlīa service, work done < Greek douleía slavery, equivalent to doûl(os) slave + -eia -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for dulia
/ (ˈdjuːlɪə) /
the veneration accorded to saints in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Churches, as contrasted with hyperdulia and latria
Word Origin for dulia
C17: from Medieval Latin: service, from Greek douleia slavery, from doulos slave
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