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AGERE CONTRA

To act against. A term in ascetical literature to describe the deliberate effort one must make to strive to overcome his evil tendencies by doing the opposite of that to which he is sinfully inclined.

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

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