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venial sin

noun, Roman Catholic Church.
a transgression against the law of God that does not deprive the soul of divine grace either because it is a minor offense or because it was committed without full understanding of its seriousness or without full consent of the will.
Compare mortal sin.
Origin of venial sin
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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venial sin

(Christianity) a sin regarded as involving only a partial loss of grace Compare mortal sin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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