condignity

[ kuh n-dig-ni-tee ]
/ kənˈdɪg nɪ ti /

noun Scholasticism.

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).

Origin of condignity

1545–55; < Medieval Latin condignitās; see condign, -ity
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Examples from the Web for condignity

  • This giving of ourselves, then,” pursued Philippa slowly, “maketh the grace of condignity?

    The Well in the Desert|Emily Sarah Holt