habitual sin

The sinful state of a soul resulting from actual sin. After the act of sin has been accomplished, the soul remains in a state of aversion from God. This state, considered as destroying the due order of man to God, is habitual sin or guilt (reatus culpae); considered as depriving the soul of the beauty of grace, it is a stain (macula peccati). This sinful state is imputable to the sinner because it follows from a voluntary sinful act. It remains until satisfaction is made.

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