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LEAVENED BREAD

The bread for the Eucharist made of fermented dough, commonly used by the Catholic Christians of the Eastern Rite except the Armenians. Natural yeast is used as the leaven. (Etym. Latin levamen, alleviation, "that which raises," from levare, to raise.)

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

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