synderesis

noun
syn·de·re·sis | \ˌsindəˈrēsə̇s\
variants: or synteresis \-ntə- \
plural -es

Definition of synderesis 

1 : inborn knowledge of the primary principles of moral action distinguished from syneidesis

2 : the essence, ground, or center of the soul that enters into communion with God : the spark or emanation of divinity in the soul

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History and Etymology for synderesis

Medieval Latin, from Greek syntērēsis preservation, from syntērein to preserve (from syn- + tērein to guard, observe) + -sis; akin to Greek tinein to pay

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