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Immaculate


IMMAC'ULATE, noun [Latin immaculatus; in and macula, a spot.]

1. Spotless; pure; unstained; undefiled; without blemish; as immaculate reputation; immaculate thoughts. Our Savior has set us an example of an immaculate life and conversation.

2. Pure; limpid; not tinged with impure matter; as an immaculate fountain.

Immaculate conception, the conception of our Savior by the virgin Mary.