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RIGORISM

The moral theory that when there is a conflict of two opinions, one favoring the law and the other favoring liberty, the law must always be kept even if the opinion favoring liberty is more probable. Absolute rigorism, or tutiorism, taught by the Jansenists, was condemned by Pope Alexander VIII in 1690 (Denzinger 2303).

See Also: ABSOLUTE TUTIORISM

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

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