dulia

dulia

[doo-lahy-uh, dyoo-]
noun Roman Catholic Theology.
veneration and invocation given to saints as the servants of God.
Compare hyperdulia, latria.


Origin:
1605–15; < Medieval Latin dūlīa service, work done < Greek douleía slavery, equivalent to doûl(os) slave + -eia -y3

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dulia (ˈdjuːlɪə)
 
n
the veneration accorded to saints in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Churches, as contrasted with hyperdulia and latria
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin: service, from Greek douleia slavery, from doulos slave]

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