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Word: venial

Definition: (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial


Sentences Containing 'venial'

St. Augus-tine is not always clear of offence, and John Bunyan himself exaggerates venial peccadilloes into heinous sins.
Using the example of a sexual offense committed by a black man on a white woman, Page asked why black offenders were dealt with so severely when similar crimes committed by white men against black women were regarded as venial offenses.

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