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

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“Immaculate Conception.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Immaculate%20Conception. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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