noun Roman Catholic Theology.
the veneration offered to the Virgin Mary as the most exalted of creatures.
Origin of hyperdulia
Related formshy·per·du·lic [hahy-per-doo-lik, -dyoo-] /ˌhaɪ pərˈdu lɪk, -ˈdyu-/, hy·per·du·li·cal, adjective
From Medieval Latin,
dating back to 1520–30;
see origin at hyper-
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
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Historical Examples of hyperdulia
Associated words: mariolatry, mariolater, hyperdulia, Ave Maria.
Hyperdulia is reserved for the Virgin alone; and latria is given to God and to each person of the Trinity.
Therefore she is to be venerated, to be saluted, and to be adored with the adoration of hyperdulia.
British Dictionary definitions for hyperdulia
Derived Formshyperdulic or hyperdulical, adjective RC Church special veneration accorded to the Virgin MaryCompare dulia, latria
Word Origin for hyperdulia
C16: from Latin hyper- + Medieval Latin dulia service
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