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PHYSICAL EVIL

Privation of a natural good desired by a human being. Absence of some satisfaction desired by a human appetite, whether spiritual or bodily. In general, may be equated with pain. It is the loss or deprivation of what a person wants.

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

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