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Definitions for immaculate
ɪˈmæk yə lɪtim·mac·u·late
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immaculate, speckless, spick-and-span, spic-and-span, spic, spick, spotlessadjective
completely neat and clean
"the apartment was immaculate"; "in her immaculate white uniform"; "a spick-and-span kitchen"; "their spic red-visored caps"
free from stain or blemish
faultless, immaculate, impeccableadjective
without fault or error
"faultless logic"; "speaks impeccable French"; "timing and technique were immaculate"; "an immaculate record"
Having no stain or blemish; spotless, undefiled, clear, pure.
Etymology: From immaculatus; prefix im- + maculatus, perfect passive participle of maculo, from macula. Middle English immaculat. See mail armor.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: immaculatus, Latin; immaculé, Fr.
To keep this commandment immaculate and blameless, was to teach the gospel of Christ. Richard Hooker.
His words are bonds, his oaths are oracles;
His love sincere, his thoughts immaculate. William Shakespeare.
The king, whom catholicks count a saint-like and immaculate prince, was taken away in the flower of his age. Francis Bacon.
Were but my soul as pure
From other guilts as that, heav'n did not hold
One more immaculate. John Denham, Sophy.
Thou clear, immaculate, and silver fountain,
From whence this stream, through muddy passages,
Hath had his current and defil'd himself. William Shakespeare, Rich. II.
The Immaculate Conception is the belief that the Virgin Mary was free of original sin from the moment of her conception. It is one of the four Marian dogmas of the Catholic Church. Debated by medieval theologians, it was not defined as a dogma until 1854, by Pope Pius IX in the papal bull Ineffabilis Deus. While the Immaculate Conception asserts Mary's freedom from original sin, the Council of Trent, held between 1545 and 1563, had previously affirmed her freedom from personal sin.The Immaculate Conception became a popular subject in literature, but its abstract nature meant it was late in appearing as a subject in works of art. The iconography of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception shows Mary standing, with arms outstretched or hands clasped in prayer. The feast day of the Immaculate Conception is December 8.Protestants rejected the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception as un-scriptural, though some Anglicans accept it as a pious devotion. Opinions on the Immaculate Conception in Oriental Orthodoxy are divided: Shenouda III, Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church, opposed the teaching; the Eritrean and Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo accept it. It is not accepted by Eastern Orthodoxy due to differences in the understanding of original sin, although they do affirm Mary's purity and preservation from sin. Patriarch Anthimus VII of Constantinople characterized the dogma of the Immaculate Conception as a "Roman novelty".
without stain or blemish; spotless; undefiled; clear; pure
Etymology: [L. immaculatus; pref. im- not + maculatus, p. p. of maculare to spot, stane, fr. macula spot. See Mail armor.]
Immaculate is a studio album by Mac Mall. It was released February 27, 2001.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
im-mak′ū-lāt, adj. spotless: unstained: pure.—adv. Immac′ulately.—n. Immac′ulateness.—Immaculate Conception, the R.C. dogma that the Virgin Mary was conceived without original sin—first proclaimed in 1854. [L. immaculātus—in, not, maculāre, to stain—macula, a spot.]
destitute of spots or marks.
The numerical value of immaculate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of immaculate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of immaculate in a Sentence
From the outside, my life looked immaculate, i didn’t tell anyone that I had built up so much anxiety and so much stress… thatit was taking a toll on my body.
What we seek here is verifiable ballots, certifiable ballots and an investigation into what are growing numbers of allegations of fraud under signed affidavits by witnesses, and my own view looking at this election, we have what appears in some sense to be an immaculate deception.
National Intelligence James Clapper:
We call this new paradigm immaculate collection.
Unlike those who pretend to be immaculate, fallen angels are usually more intriguing because their earthliness is heavenly.
They are just quality holes out there, it's an incredible bunch of holes on not an amazing piece of land, really, compared it to a lot of other great courses. Cool and interesting stuff uphill, downhill, Geoff Ogilvy have to move the ball both ways, awkward angles. It's just a great golf course, really. And it's immaculate this year. Nobody likes the drought in California, but it's good for a course like this to dry out a little bit.
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- άσπιλος, αψεγάδιαστος, άψογοςGreek
- szeplőtelen, szeplőtlen, tiszta, makulátlanHungarian
- անբիծ, անարատArmenian
- לְלֹא רְבָבHebrew
- imaculată, imaculatRomanian
- безукори́зненный, безупре́чный, безупречныйRussian
- fläckfri, obefläckadSwedish
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