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.
Something that is undivided in itself and distinct from everything else. Something that is one. A metaphysical unit is a simple being; moral unit is plurality of persons with a single common purpose; organic unit has the unit of a living organism whose parts have specialized functions that act for the good of the whole.