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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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Formal bestowal of the religious habit. The admission of a postulant to the canonical novitiate in a religious congregation or order is traditionally introduced by the solemn clothing in the blessed habit of that community.