ex opere operato

ex opere oper·​a·​to | \ -ˈrät(ˌ)ō \

Definition of ex opere operato

: in virtue of the action used of a sacrament considered independently of the merits of the minister or the recipient — compare ex opere operantis

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History and Etymology for ex opere operato

Medieval Latin, literally, from the work done

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“Ex opere operato.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ex%20opere%20operato. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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