venial-sin

venial sin

noun Roman Catholic Church.
a transgression against the law of God that does not deprive the soul of divine grace either because it is a minor offense or because it was committed without full understanding of its seriousness or without full consent of the will.
Compare mortal sin.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English

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venial sin
 
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Christianity Compare mortal sin a sin regarded as involving only a partial loss of grace

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