ex opere operato

ex opere oper·​a·​to
-ˈrät(ˌ)ō
: 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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Etymology

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 16 Apr. 2024.

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