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IPSUM ESSE

Existence itself. Applied to God as subsistent Being, or the Being whose essence is existence, i.e., who essentially exists, or who cannot not exist, unlike creatures who can not exist.

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

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