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Power of the Keys

1910 New Catholic Dictionary

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This term originates in the words addressed by Christ to Peter:

"I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven." (Matthew 16)

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Entry for 'Power of the Keys'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ncd/​p/power-of-the-keys.html. 1910.
 
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