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DISPOSITIVE SIGN

A term especially applied to the sacramental character, insofar as it empowers the faithful in relation to certain acts of worship, and indirectly for the reception (or increase) of sanctifying grace and for lifelong actual graces.

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

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