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ELICITED ACTS

Those human acts that immediately flow from a spiritual faculty or power. they are the internal function of these faculties, by themselves, and therefore not the mere faculties, nor the preparatory stages to their operation, nor the influence of their operation on other powers. Thus an act of love, as ;such, is an elicited act of the mind, which remains in and perfects the intellect.

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

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