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PERSON, ECCLESIASTICAL

In Church law a human being who has been validly baptized and who thereby acquires all the rights and duties of a Christian, except where, as regards rights, there is some impediment affecting one's communion with the Church or some censure imposed by the Church.

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

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