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OPERATIVE HABIT

A disposition either infused or acquired by which some human faculty is perfected in its activity. Thus all virtues (and vices) are operative habits, as distinguished from the entitative habit of sanctifying grace.

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

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