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MEANS-END

Some good that a person seeks for its own sake, therefore end; but also as a way to acquire something else, therefore a means. Most human actions have as their object something that is both desirable in itself and useful for obtaining some other desirable end.

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

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