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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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Those grave sins which a person would have confessed in the sacrament of penance but sincerely forgot. They are forgiven along with whatever sins are confessed, with the proviso that, should they later be remembered, they are then mentioned in a later confession as having been inadvertently forgotten.

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