What may be present or absent without alteration of the subject: the appearances of a thing, which we perceive by the senses, are called accidents because they may or may not be in the thing without its ceasing to exist.

MLA Citation

  • Father Charles Henry Bowden. “accident”. A Simple Catholic Dictionary, 1903. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 November 2019. Web. 26 February 2021. <>