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VENIAL SIN

 Dictionary entry overview: What does venial sin mean? 

VENIAL SIN (noun)
  The noun VENIAL SIN has 1 sense:

1. a pardonable sin regarded as entailing only a partial loss of grace

  Familiarity information: VENIAL SIN used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VENIAL SIN (noun)


Sense 1venial sin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A pardonable sin regarded as entailing only a partial loss of grace

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("venial sin" is a kind of...):

sin; sinning (an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will)

Antonym:

mortal sin (an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace)


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