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Any institution primarily devoted to imparting knowledge or developing skills or special aptitutdes; therefore, an educational institution. However, the term is also applied to a particular system of thought, as in philosophy or theology, and a distinctive form of spirituality, as in different religious orders.
All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.