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MOTIVE

A conscious good that incites a rational being to perform some action. It is a motive of assent when the intellect is moved to make a judgment, and the motive of consent when the will is moved to make a decision.

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

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