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SACRAL

That which pertains to the worship and service of God, as distinct from the profane, which pertains to the service and needs of human beings. (Etym. Latin sacer, sacred.)

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

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