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BORROW

To receive something from a person on loan, with the understanding that it is returned to the owner. On Catholic moral principles the one who borrows assumes three main duties: proper care of the commodity loaned; keeping within the terms of the contract or even unspoken agreement; restoration of what was borrowed to the owner within a reasonable time or at the end of the term agreed upon.

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

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