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Moral virtue disposing a person to moderation in inflicting punishment on the guilty. It is also leniency in passing adverse judgment on those who have done obvious wrong in their external conduct.

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

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