du·​lia | \ d(y)üˈlīə \
plural -s

Definition of dulia

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

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History and Etymology for dulia

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 10 Jul. 2020.

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