1. the body of belief, doctrine, and opinion concerning the Virgin Mary.
  2. the study of the person and nature of the Virgin Mary, especially in reference to her role in the incarnation of God in Christ.

Origin of Mariology

First recorded in 1855–60; Mary + -o- + -logy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for mariology



  1. RC Church the study of the traditions and doctrines concerning the Virgin Mary
Derived FormsMariologist or Maryologist, noun
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