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FINITE

Limited in being, perfection, operations, or dimensions. Applied to creatures, it identifies them as limited by their essence, since they are caused, ultimately, by God and depend absolutely on the divine First Cause to sustain them in existence and activity.

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

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