hyperdulia

[ hahy-per-doo-lee-uh, -dyoo- ]
/ ˌhaɪ pər dʊˈli ə, -dyʊ- /

noun Roman Catholic Theology.

the veneration offered to the Virgin Mary as the most exalted of creatures.

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Origin of hyperdulia

From Medieval Latin, dating back to 1520–30; see origin at hyper-, dulia

OTHER WORDS FROM hyperdulia

hy·per·du·lic [hahy-per-doo-lik, -dyoo-], /ˌhaɪ pərˈdu lɪk, -ˈdyu-/, hy·per·du·li·cal, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for hyperdulia

  • Hyperdulia is reserved for the Virgin alone; and latria is given to God and to each person of the Trinity.

  • Associated words: mariolatry, mariolater, hyperdulia, Ave Maria.

    Putnam's Word Book|Louis A. Flemming
  • Therefore she is to be venerated, to be saluted, and to be adored with the adoration of hyperdulia.

    Primitive Christian Worship|James Endell Tyler

British Dictionary definitions for hyperdulia

hyperdulia
/ (ˌhaɪpədjʊˈlɪə) /

noun

RC Church special veneration accorded to the Virgin MaryCompare dulia, latria

Derived forms of hyperdulia

hyperdulic or hyperdulical, adjective

Word Origin for hyperdulia

C16: from Latin hyper- + Medieval Latin dulia service
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