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OMEN

Any chance happening or event that is supposed to be a prophetic sign. If the sign is learned by a dream, it is called a dream omen. It is morally wrong to take omens seriously and above all to guide one's life according to them, apart from such exceptional circumstances when there is clear evidence of divine intervention. (Etym. Latin omen, augury, foreboding.)

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

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