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PRIVATION

The lack of something either needed for the perfection of a being, or desirable by the human will, or previously possessed. Privations is at the basis of evil, as the lack of some good that should be there.

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

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