Immaculate Conception

noun

Definition of Immaculate Conception 

1 : the conception of the Virgin Mary in which as decreed in Roman Catholic dogma her soul was preserved free from original sin by divine grace

2 : December 8 observed as a Roman Catholic feast in commemoration of the Immaculate Conception

First Known Use of Immaculate Conception

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Immaculate Conception

Share Immaculate Conception

Dictionary Entries near Immaculate Conception

imitatress

immaculacy

immaculate

Immaculate Conception

immalleable

immanacle

immane

Statistics for Immaculate Conception

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Immaculate Conception

The first known use of Immaculate Conception was in 1597

See more words from the same year

Comments on Immaculate Conception

What made you want to look up Immaculate Conception? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!