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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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DIFFERENCE, ESSENTIAL

Unlikeness in kind or type of being when a certain perfection is in no way found in another type of being with which it is being compared. Thus the divine attributes of omniscience and omnipotence are unique to God along and not verified of any creature.

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