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Opus Dei

Syllabification: O·pus De·i
Pronunciation: /ˌōpəs ˈdā-ē

Definition of Opus Dei in English:


A Roman Catholic organization of laymen and priests founded in Spain in 1928 with the aim of re-establishing Christian ideals in society.


late 19th century: from medieval Latin, literally 'work of God'.

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