plus ou moins catholiques

coconutpalm

Senior Member
Chinese,China
... après s'être procuré par moyens plus ou moins catholiques un peu du papier de la tenture...
Columba

I don't understand what the colored part means. My footnote says that it means "moral". However, I think the author means that Miss Lydia obtained part of the hanging in some immoral way, right?

Any input is appreciated.
 
  • coconutpalm

    Senior Member
    Chinese,China
    Thank you for your confirmation, Floise!
    So, why didn't the author write "moins catholique" instead of "plus ou moins catholique"? For ironic effect?
    But how to translate it?
     
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