simple vow

nounRoman Catholic Church.
  1. a public vow taken by a religious, under which property may be retained and marriage, though held to be illicit, is valid under canon law.

Origin of simple vow

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby simple vow Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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