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UNIMPAIRED NATURE

The theoretical condition in which aperson, in addition to oone's nature, would possess the preternatural gifts of integrity, i.e., without concupiscence of pain or the prospect of bodily death. In this possible state, one would have been able to reach one's natural destiny more easily and with greater certainty.

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

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