Immaculate Im*mac"u*late, a. [L. immaculatus; pref. im- not + maculatus, p. p. of maculare to spot, stane, fr. macula spot. See {Mail} armor.] Without stain or blemish; spotless; undefiled; clear; pure. [1913 Webster]

Were but my soul as pure From other guilt as that, Heaven did not hold One more immaculate. --Denham. [1913 Webster]

Thou sheer, immaculate and silver fountain. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Immaculate conception} (R. C. Ch.), the doctrine that the Virgin Mary was conceived without original sin. -- {Im*mac"u*late*ly}, adv. -- {Im*mac"u*late*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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