plural -s
Roman Catholicism
: veneration or respect paid to the saints and angels as the servants and friends of God compare latria

Word History


Medieval Latin, from Late Greek douleia service, work done, business, from Greek, slavery, from doulos slave (probably of non-Indo-European origin) + -eia -y

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“Dulia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dulia. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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