from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character or state of being underived.


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  • A further analysis of the objective concept is necessarily required in order to show that the latter concept includes that of underivedness (aseitas) and that this in turn includes completeness, absence of any potentiality for further perfection (actus purus), hence infinitude.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery


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