Definition of animal soul
1 : the soul that in the scholastic tradition is characteristic of an animal and has sensitive, appetitive, and locomotive faculties and controls a more developed form of vital activity than the lower vegetable soul but has no independent existence apart from the body and is distinguished thereby from the higher rational soul — compare rational soul vegetable soul
2 theosophy : the center of animal passions
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