Mariolatry

[ mair-ee-ol-uh-tree ]
/ ˌmɛər iˈɒl ə tri /

noun

excessive (and proscribed) veneration of the Virgin Mary, especially in forms appropriate to God.
veneration of women.

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Origin of Mariolatry

First recorded in 1605–15; Mary + -o- + -latry

OTHER WORDS FROM Mariolatry

Mar·i·ol·a·ter, nounMar·i·ol·a·trous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Mariolatry

Mariolatry

Maryolatry

/ (ˌmɛərɪˈɒlətrɪ) /

noun

derogatory exaggerated veneration of the Virgin Mary

Derived forms of Mariolatry

Mariolater or Maryolater, nounMariolatrous or Maryolatrous, adjective
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