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IGNORANCE OF LAW

Lack of knowledge of some provision of law, civil or ecclesiastical, of its meaning or application in a given case. Culpability, then, will depend on how morally responsible one is for one's ignorance.

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

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