Definitions for venial sin
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a sin that does not deprive the soul of divine grace either because it is a minor offense or because it was committed without full consent or understanding of its seriousness.
Ref: Compare mortal sin.
* Rom. Cath. Ch..
Origin of venial sin:
a pardonable sin regarded as entailing only a partial loss of grace
A sin that is not a mortal sin; a sin that is not grave, or was not deliberate or was committed without a full understanding of the consequences.
According to Roman Catholicism, a venial sin is a lesser sin that does not result in a complete separation from God and eternal damnation in Hell. A venial sin involves a "partial loss of grace" from God. They do not break one's friendship with God, but injure it.
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