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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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Moral virtue disposing a person to moderation in inflicting punishment on the guilty. It is also leniency in passing adverse judgment on those who have done obvious wrong in their external conduct.

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