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Sacred Heart

noun Roman Catholic Church.
  1. the physical heart of Jesus, to which special devotion is offered as a symbol of His love and redemptive sacrifice.
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Origin of Sacred Heart

First recorded in 1755–65
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British Dictionary definitions for sacred heart

Sacred Heart

noun RC Church
  1. the heart of Jesus Christ, a symbol of His love and sacrifice
  2. a representation of this, usually bleeding, as an aid to devotion
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