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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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FLESH (biblical)

The body of a human being as opposed to his or her spirit. But more particularly flesh means human person in contrast to God and his spirit, and therefore stands for all that is typically human, namely mortality, weakness, and sinfulness.

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