from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An inferior kind of worship paid to saints and angels in the Roman Catholic Church. Also duly, doulia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (R. C. Ch.) An inferior kind of veneration or worship, given to the angels and saints as the servants of God.
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- noun The
venerationof saints, distinguished from latria, the worship of God
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That the religious worship called dulia, as well as latria, belongeth to God alone (Rom.i. 9; xii. 11; xvi. 18 compared.) 13.
The present seems to be a convenient place for observing, that however the distinction is strongly insisted upon, or rather implicitly acquiesced in by many, which would admit of a worship or service called dulia (the Greek [Greek: douleia]) to saints and angels, and would limit the worship or service called latria ([Greek: latreia]) to the supreme
I will only detain you by one more example, drawn from two passages, which seems the more striking because each of the two words "dulia" and
Although Albrecht tries to re-characterize Dr. White's position, Dr. White's position remains that attempting to justify "dulia" as opposed "latria" of the saints (two forms of proskuneo of the saints) is without Biblical warrant.
Dei x), that "the homage due to man, of which the Apostle spoke when he commanded servants to obey their masters and which in Greek is called dulia, is distinct from latria which denotes the homage that consists in the worship of
Dei, X, ii, 1) distinguishes two kinds of servitus: "one which is due to men ... which in Greek is called dulia; the other, latria, which is the service pertaining to the worship of God".
Vulg: servire.] [Footnote 16: It is also remarkable that in all these cases, whether the Septuagint employs the word "dulia," or "latria," the word in the Hebrew is precisely the same, [Hebrew: avad].
The Mises Institute's tribute to Rothbard on the tenth anniversary of his death savors of a cultic dulia:
And they childishly trifle who make a pretext for their idolatry, in the words dulia and latria,  since the Scripture, in general terms, forbids adoration to be transferred to men.
The request called upon Leo to enlighten his people by solemn definition concerning the pious belief that the Beatus Leibowitz was indeed a saint, worthy of the dulia of the Church as well as the veneration of the faithful.