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synderesis

[sin-duh-ree-sis] /ˌsɪn dəˈri sɪs/
noun
1.
innate knowledge of the basic principles of morality.
2.
Christian Mysticism. the essence of the soul that unites with God.
Also, synteresis.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin syndērēsis, syntērēsis < Greek syntḗrēsis a guarding, equivalent to syntērē-, variant stem of syntēreîn to guard closely (syn- syn- + tēreîn to guard) + -sis -sis
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