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INTRINSIC

That which is essential or belongs to the nature of a thing. That which is inherent to something, as freedom is intrinsic to merit, and knowledge is intrinsic to love.

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

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