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synderesis

[ sin-duh-ree-sis ]
/ ˌsɪn dəˈri sɪs /
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noun
innate knowledge of the basic principles of morality.
Christian Mysticism. the essence of the soul that unites with God.
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Also synteresis.

Origin of synderesis

1350–1400; Middle English <Medieval Latin syndērēsis, syntērēsis<Greek syntḗrēsis a guarding, equivalent to syntērē-, variant stem of syntēreîn to guard closely (syn-syn- + tēreîn to guard) + -sis-sis
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