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PURE ACT

Simple perfection of any kind. Anything that has no imperfection. In the strictest sense, applied to God as Actus purus, it is the unqualified perfection of existence, which is neither present in, nor united with, nor limited by, any passive potency that could change or improve infinite being.

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

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