noun la·tria \lə‧ˈtrīə\

Definition of latria



Roman Catholicism

  1. :  the supreme homage that is given to God alone —distinguished from dulia and hyperdulia

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Origin and Etymology of latria

Medieval Latin, from Late Latin, service, worship, from Greek latreia; akin to Greek latron pay, hire — more at lathe

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to cast off or become cast off

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