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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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One who has entered on a new and better state of life. Thus a newly baptized convert from unbelief or a non-Christian religion today or to Christianity from Judaism in the early Church. The name is also given to a novice or postulant in a religious community or to a beginner in studying for the priesthood. (Etym. Greek neos, new + phutos, grown: neophutos, lit. newly planted.)

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