(In Roman Catholic theology) the reverence accorded to saints and angels. Compare with latria.
- In the twelfth century the distinction between latria and dulia finally became common knowledge.
- The reply of our Lord to the tempter seems purposely framed so as to include both latria and dulia.
- Finally, all the angels and canonized Saints receive what is called veneration, given in Latin as dulia.
Late Middle English: via medieval Latin from Greek douleia 'servitude', from doulos 'slave'.
Words that rhyme with duliaApulia, Julia, peculiar
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