[ mair-ee-ol-uh-tree ]
/ ˌmɛər iˈɒl ə tri /
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excessive (and proscribed) veneration of the Virgin Mary, especially in forms appropriate to God.
veneration of women.
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OTHER WORDS FROM MariolatryMar·i·ol·a·ter, nounMar·i·ol·a·trous, adjective
Words nearby Mariolatry
Marini, Marino, Marinus I, Marinus II, Mario, Mariolatry, Mariologist, Mariology, Marion, marionette, Marion, Francis
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How to use Mariolatry in a sentence
But even if the Virgin Mary were referred to in these paintings it would prove nothing in favour of modern Mariolatry.
The testimony of the early Christian inscriptions is not less strikingly opposed to the modern Mariolatry of the church of Rome.
These holy women, who were held in very great esteem, prepared the way for the reception of Mariolatry.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)|John William Draper
The Virgin Mary, especially, became the refuge in time of need, and this gave rise to the shameful "mariolatry."Life of Luther|Gustav Just
On the other hand it is undeniable that the later Mariolatry has one of its roots in the parallel between Eve and Mary.History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)|Adolph Harnack
British Dictionary definitions for Mariolatry
/ (ˌmɛərɪˈɒlətrɪ) /
derogatory exaggerated veneration of the Virgin Mary
Derived forms of MariolatryMariolater or Maryolater, nounMariolatrous or Maryolatrous, adjective
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