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hyperdulia

[ hahy-per-doo-lee-uh, -dyoo- ]

noun

, Roman Catholic Theology.
  1. the veneration offered to the Virgin Mary as the most exalted of creatures.


hyperdulia

/ ˌhaɪpədjʊˈlɪə /

noun

  1. RC Church special veneration accorded to the Virgin Mary Compare dulia latria


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Derived Forms

  • ˌhyperˈdulic, adjective

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Other Words From

  • hy·per·du·lic [hahy-per-, doo, -lik, -, dyoo, -], hyper·duli·cal adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hyperdulia1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hyperdulia1

C16: from Latin hyper- + Medieval Latin dulia service

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Example Sentences

Therefore she is to be venerated, to be saluted, and to be adored with the adoration of 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.

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