Definition of Immaculate conception

1. Noun. Roman Catholic holy day first celebrated in 1854.

Exact synonyms: December 8
Generic synonyms: Holy Day Of Obligation

2. Noun. (Christianity) the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived.

Definition of Immaculate conception

1. Proper noun. The doctrine, in the Roman Catholic Church, that the Virgin Mary was conceived free from original sin ¹

2. Proper noun. December 8th (The ''Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary'') ¹

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Literary usage of Immaculate conception

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1. A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages by Henry Charles Lea (1887)
"An even more instructive instance of the development of theological doctrine is to be found in the history of the dogma of the immaculate conception of the ..."

2. A History of the Inquisition of Spain by Henry Charles Lea (1907)
"THE immaculate conception. The dogma of the immaculate conception of the Virgin had a struggle for recognition through six centuries, before it was defined ..."

3. The History of the Popes: From the Close of the Middle Ages. Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor (1906)
"In 1475 he approved of a special Office of the immaculate conception for the 8th December.* Here also his Franciscan sympathies appear. ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... establish a parish in the then rising town of Minneapolis and remained there for twenty-two years as pastor of the church of the immaculate conception. ..."

5. The Gentleman's Magazine (1853)
"The doctrina of the immaculate conception of the Virgin, and its relation to Art—St. Mary Axe—St. Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins—The old and now ..."

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