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immaculate

(ĭ-măk′yə-lĭt)
adj.
1. Impeccably clean; spotless: "The room was as spare and immaculate as a monk's cell" (Caroline Preston).
2. Free from sin.
3. Free from fault or error: an immaculate record on the job.
4. Biology Having no spots or marks.

im·mac′u·late·ly adv.
im·mac′u·late·ness n.
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On December 6, 1708, Nobis Divinitus by Pope Clement XI decreed the feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8 and was declared a holiday of obligation.
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