hyperdulia


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hyperdulia

(ˌhaɪpədjʊˈlɪə)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church special veneration accorded to the Virgin Mary. Compare dulia, latria
[C16: from Latin hyper- + Medieval Latin dulia service]
ˌhyperˈdulic, ˌhyperˈdulical adj

hyperdulia

the veneration offered by Roman Catholics to the Virgin Mary as the most exalted of human beings.
See also: Mary
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A heightened degree of dulia or hyperdulia is accorded only to the Virgin Mary.
In the Roman Catholic church, what is hyperdulia the special worship of?
herself, though she is venerated (in the technical term hyperdulia), and