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NIHIL EX NIHILO

Nothing (comes) from nothing. A statement of the principle of causality, that every effect must have a cause; and of the principle of sufficient reason, that everything must have an adequate reason for its existence or operation. (Etym. Latin nihil, nothing.)

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

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