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  • 1 PURITY AND IMPURITY, RITUAL — (Heb. וְטָהֳרָה טֻמְאָה, tumah ve toharah), a symbolic system according to which a pure person or object is qualified for contact with the Temple and related sancta (holy objects and spaces) while an impure person or object is disqualified from… …

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  • 2 clean — I. a. 1. Unstained, unspotted, spotless, unsoiled, unsullied, immaculate, cleanly, neat. 2. Unadulterated, unmixed, pure, purified, clarified. 3. Neat, delicate, shapely, graceful, light, dexterous, adroit, free from bungling. 4. Entire, complete …

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  • 3 white — I. adjective (whiter; whitest) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hwīt; akin to Old High German hwīz white and probably to Old Church Slavic světŭ light, Sanskrit śveta white, bright Date: before 12th century 1. a. free from color b. of… …

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  • 4 immaculate — /ɪˈmækjulət / (say i makyoohluht), / kjə / (say kyuh ) adjective 1. free from spot or stain; spotlessly clean, as linen. 2. free from moral blemish or impurity; pure, or undefiled. 3. free from fault or flaw; free from errors, as a text. 4.… …

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  • 5 immaculate — immaculacy /i mak yeuh leuh see/, immaculateness, n. immaculately, adv. /i mak yeuh lit/, adj. 1. free from spot or stain; spotlessly clean: immaculate linen. 2. free from moral blemish or impurity; pure; undefiled. 3. free from fault or flaw;… …

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  • 6 immaculate — im•mac•u•late [[t]ɪˈmæk yə lɪt[/t]] adj. 1) free from spot or stain: immaculate linen[/ex] 2) free from moral blemish or impurity; pure 3) free from errors: an immaculate text[/ex] • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME < L immaculātus. See im II,… …

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  • 7 Conditional preservation of the saints — The Five Articles of Remonstrance Conditional election Unlimited atonement Total depravity …

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  • 8 Hinduism — /hin dooh iz euhm/, n. the common religion of India, based upon the religion of the original Aryan settlers as expounded and evolved in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, etc., having an extremely diversified character with many… …

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  • 9 LITERATURE, JEWISH — Literature on Jewish themes and in languages regarded as Jewish has been written continuously for the past 3,000 years. What the term Jewish literature encompasses, however, demands definition, since Jews have lived in so many countries and have… …

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  • 10 PHILOSOPHY, JEWISH — This article is arranged according to the following outline: WHAT IS JEWISH PHILOSOPHY? recent histories of jewish philosophy biblical and rabbinic antecedents bible rabbinic literature hellenistic jewish philosophy philo of alexandria biblical… …

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  • 11 United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …

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  • 12 The Blessed Eucharist as a Sacrament —     The Blessed Eucharist as a Sacrament     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Blessed Eucharist as a Sacrament     Since Christ is present under the appearances of bread and wine in a sacramental way, the Blessed Eucharist is unquestionably a… …

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  • 13 religion — religionless, adj. /ri lij euhn/, n. 1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and… …

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  • 14 India — /in dee euh/, n. 1. Hindi, Bharat. a republic in S Asia: a union comprising 25 states and 7 union territories; formerly a British colony; gained independence Aug. 15, 1947; became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations Jan. 26, 1950.… …

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  • 15 GOD — IN THE BIBLE The Bible is not a single book, but a collection of volumes composed by different authors living in various countries over a period of more than a millennium. In these circumstances, divergencies of emphasis (cf. Kings with… …

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  • 16 Buddhism — Buddhist, n., adj. Buddhistic, Buddhistical, adj. Buddhistically, adv. /booh diz euhm, bood iz /, n. a religion, originated in India by Buddha (Gautama) and later spreading to China, Burma, Japan, Tibet, and parts of southeast Asia, holding that… …

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  • 17 ḤASIDISM — ḤASIDISM, a popular religious movement giving rise to a pattern of communal life and leadership as well as a particular social outlook which emerged in Judaism and Jewry in the second half of the 18th century. Ecstasy, mass enthusiasm, close knit …

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  • 18 MAIMONIDES, MOSES — (Moses ben Maimon; known in rabbinical literature as Rambam ; from the acronym Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon; 1135–1204), rabbinic authority, codifier, philosopher, and royal physician. BIOGRAPHY The most illustrious figure in Judaism in the post… …

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  • 19 Outline of Buddhism — See also: Index of Buddhism related articles Flag of Buddhism …

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  • 20 Epistles to the Corinthians —     Epistles to the Corinthians     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Epistles to the Corinthians     INTRODUCTORY     St. Paul Founds the Church at Corinth     St. Paul s first visit to Europe is graphically described by St. Luke (Acts, xvi xviii). When …

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