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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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NECROPHILIA

Morbid love of corpses or of anything related to the dead. It is to be distinguished from the healthy attitude of some saints to meditate on death in order to strengthen their hope in the life to come. (Etym. Greek nekros, corpse + philos, dear, friendly.)

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