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Let's imagine a woman is gonna have a baby, but she does not know exactly how it's possible, because she hasn't slept with anybody within 9 months.
And some guy says: She must have slept with someone. There's no such thing as ".................. conception". I need to fill in the blank.
Actually, you'll find 95% of the people use it that way, but idea of "immaculate conception" is that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was born free from original sin, and was therefore a suitable vessel for the birth of Jesus.
However, just about everybody who uses the phrase "immaculate conception" uses it to mean a pregnancy that occurs without sex.
Thanks very much!