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PRACTICAL DOUBT

Uncertainty of mind concerning the prudent course of action or the moral rectitude of something to be done here and now. It is the opposite of a merely speculative doubt. (Etym. Latin practicus, active, acting, effective: dubitatio,doubt, deliberation, hesitation.)

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

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