Vincible ignorance
Vincible Vin"ci*ble, a. [L. vincibilis, fr. vincere to vanquish, conquer: cf. F. vincible. See {Victor}.] Capable of being overcome or subdued; conquerable. ``He, not vincible in spirit . . . drew his sword.'' --Hayward. ``Vincible by human aid.'' --Paley. [1913 Webster]

{Vincible ignorance} (Theol.), ignorance within the individual's control and for which, therefore, he is responsible before God. [1913 Webster]


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