solemn vow

solemn vow

noun Roman Catholic Church.
a perpetual, irrevocable public vow taken by a religious, in which property may not be owned by the individual, and marriage is held invalid under canon law.
Compare simple vow.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English

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