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dulia

[ doo-lahy-uh, dyoo- ]
/ duˈlaɪ ə, dyu- /
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noun Roman Catholic Theology.
veneration and invocation given to saints as the servants of God.
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Compare hyperdulia, latria.

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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How to use dulia in a sentence

  • Such adjuncts therefore are not foreign to those subordinate acts of worship or honour which are technically known as dulia.

    Our Lady Saint Mary|J. G. H. Barry
  • The lowest degree is the dulia, which is given to saints and angels.

British Dictionary definitions for dulia

dulia
/ (ˈdjuːlɪə) /

noun
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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