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The proper direction of human actions to a person's ultimate end, namely the eternal destiny. On a universal scale, the relationship of all human actions, under divine Providence, toward the final purpose that God has for the human race. In ecclesiastical and civil law, the legally established body of rights and duties among human beings either in general or in a given society.
All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.