- veni, vidi, vici,
- venial sin,
Origin of venial
Examples from the Web for venial
The SEC charging Goldman with securities fraud is like the Vatican charging a priest with venial sin.
We attempted to convey by our silence that Mr. Strangways' single fault was a trifling, a venial one.Merry-Garden and Other Stories|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
But vanity, though unconquerably rooted in me by nature and habit, was no longer overlooked as a venial error.Discipline|Mary Brunton
I had not meant, however, to expatiate upon his defects, which are of the slenderest and most venial kind.Hawthorne|Henry James, Junr.
Word Origin for venial
c.1300, from Old French venial, from Latin venialis "pardonable," from venia "forgiveness, indulgence, pardon," related to venus "sexual love, desire" (see Venus).