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That which is intended in any communication of thought. In the Church's teaching it is truth conveyed in intelligible language that those who are disposed to accept do, in fact, receive from the definition, declaration, or decision of the ecclesiastical hierarchy.

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

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