Definitions for latria
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the worship given to God alone
the highest form of veneration or worship, properly given to God alone
Origin: from λατρεία, from λατρευειν
the highest kind of worship, or that paid to God; -- distinguished by the Roman Catholics from dulia, or the inferior worship paid to saints
Origin: [L., fr. Gr. latrei`a, fr. latrey`ein to serve, fr. la`tris servant.]
Latrīa is a Latin term used in Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic theology to mean adoration, a reverence directed only to the Holy Trinity. Latria carries an emphasis on the internal form of worship, rather than external ceremonies.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the name given in Catholic theology to the worship of God, as distinguished from Dulia (q. v.), their name for the worship of saints.
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