from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the highest form of veneration or worship, properly given to God alone

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The highest kind of worship, or that paid to God; -- distinguished by the Roman Catholics from dulia, or the inferior worship paid to saints.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Roman Catholic theology, a technical term for that supreme worship which is allowed to be offered to God only: distinguished from dulia and hyperdulia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the worship given to God alone


Late Latin, from Ancient Greek λατρεία (latreia, "service", "worship"), from λατρευειν (latreuein, "wait on", "serve with prayer") (Wiktionary)


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