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“… state after death called purgatory a …”

meanings of purgatory


  1. Any situation where suffering is endured, particularly as part of a process of redemption.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of Purgatory.


  1. Tending to cleanse; expiatory.


  1. An intermediate state after death in which some of those ultimately destined for Heaven must first undergo purification prior to entering Heaven.

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