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The angels who belong to the highest choir in the lowest order of the angelic hosts. With the archangels and angels they form that heavenly multitude who are God's ordinary and immediate servants in what pertains to the visible world. It is probable that whole countries are assigned to the care of certain principalities.

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

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