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supernatural virtue

theological virtue

one of the three graces: faith, hope, or charity, infused into the human intellect and will by a special grace of God.
Also called supernatural virtue.
Compare natural virtue.
Origin of theological virtue
1520-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Nothing is more widespread than this belief in the supernatural virtue of singing, of the cadenced and modulated word.

  • This is the prologue of a life filled with miracles, divine recompense accorded only to supernatural virtue.

    Puvis de Chavannes Francois Crastre
  • When worthy means of obtaining redress are exhausted it requires almost a supernatural virtue not to acquiesce in unworthy means.

  • The Grecian populace ascribed to the waters of the Jordan the supernatural virtue of healing several distempers.

  • The paint was supposed to have supernatural virtue and caused an object to become invisible or invulnerable.

    Legends of The Kaw Carrie de Voe

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