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REGULARS

Men belonging to religious institutes, whether orders or congregations. In a strict canonical sense, however, regulars are members of religious orders only. The regular clergy are priests who are also bound by the religious rule (regula) of their community. (Etym. Latin regularis, pertaining to a bar or ruler; containing rules.)

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

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