plural -s
Roman Catholicism
: the supreme homage that is given to God alone
distinguished from dulia and hyperdulia

Word History


Medieval Latin, from Late Latin, service, worship, from Greek latreia; akin to Greek latron pay, hire

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“Latria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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