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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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A manual of practices and regulations of a religious institute, assembled or at least authorized by a general chapter. Its provisions are less permanent than the norms of the Rule or Constitutions and are subject to adaptation or revision by competent authority within the institute.