Immaculate Conception

Definitions of Immaculate Conception
  1. noun
    (Christianity) the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived
    synonyms: Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary
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    type of:
    church doctrine, creed, gospel, religious doctrine
    the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
  2. noun
    Roman Catholic holy day first celebrated in 1854
    synonyms: December 8
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    type of:
    holy day of obligation
    a day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion
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