The part of mankind that Mormons say is eternal. They believe Heavenly Father (pro)created spiritual bodies for these intelligences to inhabit. “The word when preceded by the article an, or used in the plural as intelligences, means a person, or persons, usually in the spiritual estate. Just as we speak of a person or persons, we speak of an intelligence, or intelligences” (D&C Student Manual, p. 220).
Dictionary of "Mormonese"
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