(in Roman Catholic moral philosophy) the theory that in doubtful cases of conscience no course may be followed that is contrary to Catholic law and doctrine.
Origin of rigorism
Related formsrig·or·ist, nounrig·or·is·tic, adjective
From the French
dating back to 1695–1705.
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Derived Formsrigorist, nounrigoristic, adjective
strictness in judgment or conduct
the religious cult of extreme self-denial
RC theol the doctrine that in cases of doubt in moral matters the stricter course must always be followed
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