latria

[luh-trahy-uh]
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noun Roman Catholic Theology.

the supreme worship, which may be offered to God only.

Compare dulia, hyperdulia.

Origin of latria

1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin < Greek latreía service, worship, akin to látris hired servant; see -ia
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latria

noun

RC Church theol the adoration that may be offered to God alone

Word Origin for latria

C16: via Latin from Greek latreia worship
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