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Roman Catholic Church The doctrine that the Virgin Mary was conceived free from all stain of original sin. The feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated on December 8.
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(Theology) Christian theol RC Church the doctrine that the Virgin Mary was conceived without any stain of original sin
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1. the doctrine according to which the Virgin Mary was conceived in her mother's womb without the stain of original sin.
2. the feast commemorating this, celebrated on December 8.
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|Noun||1.||Immaculate Conception - Roman Catholic holy day first celebrated in 1854|
holy day of obligation - a day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion
|2.||Immaculate Conception - (Christianity) the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived|
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
church doctrine, religious doctrine, creed, gospel - the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
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Immaculate Conceptionn the Immaculate Conception (Rel) → l'Immacolata Concezione f
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