latria

latria

[luh-trahy-uh]
noun Roman Catholic Theology.
the supreme worship, which may be offered to God only.
Compare dulia, hyperdulia.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin < Greek latreía service, worship, akin to látris hired servant; see -ia

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latria (ləˈtraɪə)
 
n
RC Church, theol the adoration that may be offered to God alone
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek latreia worship]

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