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ve·ni·al / ˈvēnēəl; ˈvēnyəl/ • adj. Christian Theol. denoting a sin that is not regarded as depriving the soul of divine grace.Often contrasted with mortal. ∎  (of a fault or offense) slight and pardonable. DERIVATIVES: ve·ni·al·i·ty / ˌvēnēˈalətē/ n.ve·ni·al·ly adv.

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venial in Christian theology, denoting a sin that is not regarded as depriving the soul of divine grace. The word comes ultimately (in Middle English, via Old French) from late Latin venia ‘forgiveness’.

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venial (theol., of sin) not mortal XIII; that may be excused XVI. — OF. venial (mod. véniel) — late L. veniālis, f. venia forgiveness, indulgence, f. base of venus love; see -IAL.

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