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DEFINITIVE (DIFFINITIVE) PRESENCE

The way a spirit is present in space, whereby it is active in the whole of the space occupied by the body on which it acts, and yet is not limited to the "spots" or portions of that body, not spread out in space, nor measured by the size and shape of the space occupied. This is the presence of a spirit in the whole space of the body on which it acts and wholly in each part of that space.

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

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