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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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DEFINITIVE (DIFFINITIVE) PRESENCE

The way a spirit is present in space, whereby it is active in the whole of the space occupied by the body on which it acts, and yet is not limited to the "spots" or portions of that body, not spread out in space, nor measured by the size and shape of the space occupied. This is the presence of a spirit in the whole space of the body on which it acts and wholly in each part of that space.

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