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RELATIVELY SUPERNATURAL

A divine gift beyond the powers and needs of certain natures byt not beyond all creatures. Thus infused knowledge is beyond the capacity of man but not of angels. When granted to a human person it is supernatural relatively. Natural to angels, it is called preternatural to human beings.

See Also: ABSOLUTELY SUPERNATURAL

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

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