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n. - (theology) in Roman Catholic theology the place where those who have died in a state of grace undergo limited torment to expiate their sins; A temporary condition of torment or suffering.

Usage examples (32)
  • Maybe it's over, I'm in purgatory and this is my punishment.
  • Masses and prayers are said for the dead, but purgatory is denied.
  • I think people can give birth and have dogs in purgatory, why shouldn't they?
  • Is Aaronk saying that Schiavos soul is stuck in purgatory and hasnt passed unto a better place? for more
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