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FREE CAUSE

An agent acting from knowledge and with deliberate purpose, as distinct from a necessary cause.

See Also: SECONDARY CAUSE, See Also: NECESSARY CAUSE, See Also: EFFICIENT CAUSE, See Also: FINAL CAUSE, See Also: FORMAL CAUSE, See Also: CAUSE, See Also: FIRST CAUSE, See Also: MATERIAL CAUSE, See Also: MORAL CAUSE

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

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