A modern dictionary of Catholic terms, both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases.
In theology and philosophy an attribute of someone or something which does not constitute its essence but necessarily follows from the essence. Hence a distinctive and characteristic quality of a being. In ethics and morality, property is either that which a person owns or the right of ownership.
All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.