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condignity

[kuh n-dig-ni-tee]
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noun Scholasticism.
  1. merit earned through good works while in a state of grace, and having a just claim on such rewards as heavenly glory.Compare congruity(def 4).
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Origin of condignity

1545–55; < Medieval Latin condignitās; see condign, -ity
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  • This giving of ourselves, then,” pursued Philippa slowly, “maketh the grace of condignity?

    The Well in the Desert

    Emily Sarah Holt