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Mariolatry

[mair-ee-ol-uh-tree] /ˌmɛər iˈɒl ə tri/
noun
1.
excessive (and proscribed) veneration of the Virgin Mary, especially in forms appropriate to God.
2.
veneration of women.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; Mary + -o- + -latry
Related forms
Mariolater, noun
Mariolatrous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mariolatrous

Mariolatry

/ˌmɛərɪˈɒlətrɪ/
noun
1.
(derogatory) exaggerated veneration of the Virgin Mary
Derived Forms
Mariolater, Maryolater, noun
Mariolatrous, Maryolatrous, adjective
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Word Origin and History for mariolatrous

Mariolatry

n.

"worship of the Virgin Mary," 1610s, from Mary + -latry, with connective element -o-.

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