ex opere operantis

ex ope·​re oper·​an·​tis
: in virtue of the agent
used of a sacrament considered in relation to the conditions required for its valid administration or for its worthy reception
compare ex opere operato

Word History


Medieval Latin, literally, from the work of the worker

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“Ex opere operantis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ex%20opere%20operantis. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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