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rigorism

[rig-uh-riz-uh m] /ˈrɪg əˌrɪz əm/
noun
1.
extreme strictness.
2.
(in Roman Catholic moral philosophy) the theory that in doubtful cases of conscience no course may be followed that is contrary to Catholic law and doctrine.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; < French rigorisme. See rigor, -ism
Related forms
rigorist, noun
rigoristic, adjective
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rigorism

/ˈrɪɡəˌrɪzəm/
noun
1.
strictness in judgment or conduct
2.
the religious cult of extreme self-denial
3.
(RC theol) the doctrine that in cases of doubt in moral matters the stricter course must always be followed
Derived Forms
rigorist, noun
rigoristic, adjective
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