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SHARING IN GUILT

Participation in another's person's sin. Traditionally there are nine ways that a person may share in someone else's sin, either by causing or inciting the person to do wrong (1-4), or by approving a wrong already done (5-9), as follows: 1. by counsel; 2. by command; 3. by consent; 4. by provocation; 5. by praise or flattery; 6. by concealment; 7. by being an active partner in the sin; 8. by silence; 9. by defending the evil done.

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

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