Definitions for venialˈvi ni əl, ˈvin yəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. minor, venial(adj)

    warranting only temporal punishment

    "venial sin"

  2. excusable, forgivable, venial(adj)

    easily excused or forgiven

    "a venial error"


  1. venial(Adjective)

    Pardonable; able to be forgiven

    A venial sin.

  2. venial(Adjective)

    Excusable; trifling

    His venial youthful indiscretions.

  3. Origin: From venial, from venialis, from venia

Webster Dictionary

  1. Venial(adj)

    capable of being forgiven; not heinous; excusable; pardonable; as, a venial fault or transgression

  2. Venial(adj)

    allowed; permitted

  3. Origin: [OF. venial, F. vniel, L. venialis, from venia forgiveness, pardon, grace, favor, kindness; akin to venerari to venerate. See Venerate.]

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  1. alevin, leavin', valine

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