Venial

Definition of Venial

Ve´ni`al
a.1.Capable of being forgiven; not heinous; excusable; pardonable; as, a venial fault or transgression.
So they do nothing, 't is a venial slip.
- Shak.
2.Allowed; permitted.
Venial sin
(R. C. Theol.) a sin which weakens, but does not wholly destroy, sanctifying grace, as do mortal, or deadly, sins.

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admissible, allowable, condonable, defensible, dispensable, excusable, exemptible, expiable, forgivable, harmless, inoffensive, insignificant, justifiable, legitimate, minor, pardonable, petty, reasonable, remissible, tolerable, tolerated, trifling, trivial, unimportant, unobjectionable, vindicable, warrantable
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