simple vow

noun

: a public vow taken by a religious in the Roman Catholic Church under which retention of property by the individual is permitted and marriage though illicit is valid under canon law

Word History

First Known Use

1532, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of simple vow was in 1532

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“Simple vow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simple%20vow. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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