an even of veneration more than dulia but significantly less than latria, properly provided to the Virgin Mary.
Veneration or worship provided to the Virgin Mary as the most exalted of mere creatures; higher veneration than dulia.
The worship offered by Roman Catholics toward Virgin Mary: so called because it is more than that directed at other saints, that will be referred to as dulia, as the worship considering God alone is named latria. See dulia. In addition hyper-duly.