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SUPPOSIT

One being, complete as such, and therfore incommunicable. It is in itself and acts in itself. If the supposit is gifted with reason, it is called a person; otherwise it is called a thing. (Etym. Latin suppositum, something placed under, accepted, assumed, individual substance.)

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

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