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infallibility

[in-fal-uh-bil-i-tee] /ɪnˌfæl əˈbɪl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
Sometimes, infallibleness. 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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Related forms
noninfallibility, noun
noninfallibleness, noun
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Examples from the web for infallibility
  • The following is the correct and authorized translation of the dogma of infallibility.
  • Discrediting tries to solve these problems of hubris or seeming infallibility.
  • Most arise from an insistence on scriptural infallibility.
  • Second, for those of us who prefer the government smaller, infallibility is an unjust expectation.
  • On the one hand, if you tell him the truth and it contradicts his sense of infallibility, you are in trouble.
  • The country's downturn, which has lasted decades, has helped wash away the myth of their infallibility and omnipotence.
  • Websites come and go all the time, therefore, the infallibility of this list is not guaranteed.
  • Nevertheless, speed of computational work is not the same thing as infallibility in aiding with the decision-making process.
  • Ordination doesn't carry with it a guarantee of infallibility.
  • Or they can continue their ruinous approach out of a misguided arrogant belief in their own infallibility.
Word Origin and History for infallibility
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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