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EXTREME NECESSITY

A very urgent need that a person has for such human goods as food or medical care in order to sustain life or even a minimum of human living. It is extreme poverty or destitution, indicating the want of basic human needs.

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

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