ex opere operantis

ex ope·​re oper·​an·​tis | \ ek¦sōpərēˌōpəˈräntə̇s \

Definition of ex opere operantis

: 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

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History and Etymology for ex opere operantis

Medieval Latin, literally, from the work of the worker

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“Ex opere operantis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ex%20opere%20operantis. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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