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[ in-fal-uh-bil-i-tee ]


  1. Sometimes in·fal·li·ble·ness []. the quality of being infallible, or of being absolutely trustworthy:

    He believed in the infallibility of his leadership.

  2. 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.

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  • non·in·fal·li·bil·i·ty noun
  • non·in·fal·li·ble·ness noun

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Example Sentences

Those days of flag-wrapped infallibility are long gone, according to surveys.

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Think about that for a second if after the preceding paragraph you remain convinced of the infallibility of our system.

We want to relate to their humanity rather than gape at their untouchable infallibility.

Let us suppose that the Astronomer Royal claimed infallibility, not only in matters astronomical, but also in politics and morals.

He sees nothing in any one of these religions to justify its claim to infallibility or pre-eminence.

Her implicit belief in and obedience to him have increased his self-confidence into a dogmatic assertion of infallibility.

But to assume that human laws are above question, is to claim for their fallible authors infallibility.

Free trade has not demonstrated its infallibility in the single country where it has been tried.





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