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GRASPING

Selfish desire for possessions, especially material possessions. It implies eagerness (hence avarice) and inordinateness (hence covetousness) and lack of restraint (hence greed), but it has the added notion of ability to acquire and to use wrongful or unfair means.

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

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