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UNDERSTANDING

In scholastic philosophy, knowledge that is immediate and undemonstrated; intimate knowledge that penetrates to the essence of that which is known. Understanding is also the intuitive habitual knowledge of the primary speculative principles of reality.

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

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