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MORAL FREEDOM

Immunity from obligations or binding precepts and prohibitions. Thus the permission of the moral law to act as one chooses. Moral freedom implies that many human actions are not precisely commanded or forbidden and therefore may be performed without risk of doing moral wrong; while performing them is morally good and even praiseworthy. The opposite of moral obligation or necessity.

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

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