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A place set apart for divine worship if it is principally intended for the benefit of a collegiate group or even or private individuals rather than for the benefit of all the faithful in the public worship of God. Yet all the faithful have a right to enter it during the time of divine services.

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

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