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PRUDENTIAL CERTITUDE

Assent based on sufficient evidence to justify a reasonable person acting in a certain way as regards one's own or someone else's welfare. It is high probability founded on ordinary diligence in examining the available evidence and motivated by good will in the practical affairs of daily life.

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

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