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English definition of “the Immaculate Conception”

the Immaculate Conception

noun [S] uk   us  
the Christian belief that Jesus Christ's mother Mary, or, more generally, Jesus Christ himself, was born free from sin (= offence against religious law)The Roman Catholic ChurchChristian denominations
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