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treasury of merits

noun, Roman Catholic Church.
1.
the superabundant store of merits and satisfactions, comprising those of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and the saints.
Also called treasury of the Church.
Origin of treasury of merits
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25
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