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The theory that all human societies are in process of evolution, and that they follow in the same direction and go through the same stages everywhere, regardless of their differences in culture. (Etym. Greek orthos, upright, right + genesis, origin.)

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

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