Immaculate Conception

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Immaculate Conception

n.
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.

Immaculate Conception

n
(Theology) Christian theol RC Church the doctrine that the Virgin Mary was conceived without any stain of original sin

Immac′ulate Concep′tion


n.
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.
[1680–90]
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Noun1.Immaculate Conception - Roman Catholic holy day first celebrated in 1854Immaculate 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
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
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Immaculate Conception

n the Immaculate Conception (Rel) → l'Immacolata Concezione f
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It could only have been from Mary that the evangelist learned of the story of Zachariah and Elizabeth and the miraculous conception of John the Baptist; of the angel's visit to Mary, of the journey to Bethlehem, the birth in the stable, the child's bed in a manger, and the visit by the shepherds and their account of the angel that appeared in the night, as "the glory of the Lord shone 'round about them.
Miraculous conception is illuminated in the microcosm of nativity and the macrocosm of history.