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hyperdulia

[hahy-per-doo-lee-uh, -dyoo-] /ˌhaɪ pər dʊˈli ə, -dyʊ-/
noun, Roman Catholic Theology
1.
the veneration offered to the Virgin Mary as the most exalted of creatures.
Compare dulia, latria.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Medieval Latin; see hyper-, dulia
Related forms
hyperdulic
[hahy-per-doo-lik, -dyoo-] /ˌhaɪ pərˈdu lɪk, -ˈdyu-/ (Show IPA),
hyperdulical, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperdulic

hyperdulia

/ˌhaɪpədjʊˈlɪə/
noun
1.
(RC Church) special veneration accorded to the Virgin Mary Compare dulia, latria
Derived Forms
hyperdulic, hyperdulical, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin hyper- + Medieval Latin dulia service
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