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ABNEGATION

Self-denial. Voluntarily depriving oneself of some licit or even laudable experience that is pleasant, as an act of sacrifice to God. (Etym. Latin abnegare, to deny.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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