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1910 New Catholic Dictionary
(Greek: askesis, exercise)
Spiritual exercises in the pursuit of virtue. Its object is the attainment of Christian perfection, the rules and principles of which are formulated and expounded by ascetical theology.
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Entry for 'Asceticism'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/a/asceticism.html. 1910.