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virgin birth

noun
1.
Theology. the doctrine or dogma that, by the miraculous agency of God, the birth of Christ did not impair or prejudice the virginity of Mary.
2.
Zoology. parthenogenesis; parturition by a female who has not copulated.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55
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British Dictionary definitions for virgin birth

virgin birth

noun
1.
another name for parthenogenesis (sense 2)

Virgin Birth

noun
1.
the doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father but was conceived solely by the direct intervention of the Holy Spirit so that Mary remained miraculously a virgin during and after his birth
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