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Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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CHOIR RELIGIOUS

Members of religious institutes committed to the daily recitation of the Divine Office in common or in private even though they are not in holy orders. The term was first applied to religious in solemn perpetual vows, contrasted with those professed under simple vows.

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