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EVIDENCE, INTRINSIC

The built-in grounds for the knowledge of something, and therefore not requiring the witness of authority to make it known. The object is intelligible from experience and/or reason, and not on faith.

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

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