Catholic Culture Dedication
Catholic Culture Dedication

Catholic Dictionary

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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DISSIMULATION

The act of concealing one's mind or real intention, an act that is morally permissible for a proportionally good purpose. Since secrets are to be kept, their preservation may at times require dissimulation, but of course never deception.

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