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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lā-trī′a, n. the kind of supreme worship lawfully offered to God alone—opposed to Dulia, that given to saints and angels, and to Hyperdulia, that given to the Virgin. [Gr. latreuein, to serve.]
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.
The numerical value of latria in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of latria in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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