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[mair-ee-ol-uh-tree] /ˌmɛər iˈɒl ə tri/

excessive (and proscribed) veneration of the , especially in forms appropriate to God.
veneration of women.
(derogatory) exaggerated veneration of the Virgin Mary

“worship of the Virgin Mary,” 1610s, from Mary + -latry, with connective element -o-.


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