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NORM

Any criterion for determining what is true or false, good or bad. Thus we have norms of truth, to which the mind must conform in order to make correct judgments; and norms of conduct, to which the will must conform in order to perform morally good actions. (Etym. Latin norma, rule, pattern.)

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

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