[ in-fal-uh-bil-i-tee ]
/ ɪnˌfæl əˈbɪl ɪ ti /


Sometimes in·fal·li·ble·ness. the quality of being infallible, or of being absolutely trustworthy: He believed in the infallibility of his leadership.
Roman Catholic Church. immunity from fallacy or liability to error in expounding matters of faith or morals by virtue of the promise made by Christ to the Church: papal infallibility.

Nearby words

  1. inextricably,
  2. inez,
  3. inf,
  4. inf.,
  5. infallibilism,
  6. infallibility, papal,
  7. infallible,
  8. infamize,
  9. infamous,
  10. infamously

Origin of infallibility

Related formsnon·in·fal·li·bil·i·ty, nounnon·in·fal·li·ble·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for infallibility



1610s, from Medieval Latin infallibilitas, from infallibilis (see infallible).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper