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INSTITUTE, PONTIFICAL

A religious institute of pontifical right (juris pontificii), of men or women, that has received the formal approbation, or at least "Pontifical Recognition," from the Holy See.

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

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