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dulia

[doo-lahy-uh, dyoo-] /duˈlaɪ ə, dyu-/
noun, Roman Catholic Theology
1.
veneration and invocation given to saints as the servants of God.
Compare hyperdulia, latria.
Origin of dulia
1605-1615
1605-15; < Medieval Latin dūlīa service, work done < Greek douleía slavery, equivalent to doûl(os) slave + -eia -y3
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  • The lowest degree is the dulia, which is given to saints and angels.

  • Such adjuncts therefore are not foreign to those subordinate acts of worship or honour which are technically known as dulia.

    Our Lady Saint Mary J. G. H. Barry
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dulia

/ˈdjuːlɪə/
noun
1.
the veneration accorded to saints in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Churches, as contrasted with hyperdulia and latria
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin: service, from Greek douleia slavery, from doulos slave
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