noun see indefectible

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Indefectibility — In de*fect i*bil i*ty, n. [Cf. F. ind[ e]fectibilit[ e].] The quality of being indefectible. Barrow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indefectibility — See indefectible. * * * …   Universalium

  • indefectibility — in·de·fec·ti·bil·i·ty …   English syllables

  • indefectibility —    This word (from the Latin in , meaning not and deficere, meaning to fail ) refers to the belief that theChurch, in spite of many human mistakes, will ultimately not fail in its mission of preaching the Gospel …   Glossary of theological terms

  • indefectibility — |ində̇ˌfektə|biləd.ē, (ˌ)dēˌ , ətē, i noun : the quality or state of being indefectible …   Useful english dictionary

  • indefectible — indefectibility, n. indefectibly, adv. /in di fek teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. not defectible; not liable to defect or failure. 2. not liable to fault or imperfection; faultless. [1650 60; IN 3 + DEFECTIBLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • The Church —     The Church     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Church     The term church (Anglo Saxon, cirice, circe; Modern German, Kirche; Sw., Kyrka) is the name employed in the Teutonic languages to render the Greek ekklesia (ecclesia), the term by which… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Infallibility — • In general, exemption or immunity from liability to error or failure; in particular in theological usage, the supernatural prerogative by which the Church of Christ is, by a special Divine assistance, preserved from liability to error in her… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Perfection — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Perfection >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 perfection perfection Sgm: N 1 perfectness perfectness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 indefectibility indefectibility Sgm: N 1 impeccancy impeccancy impeccability GRP: N 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • indefectible — adjective Date: 1659 1. not subject to failure or decay ; lasting 2. free of faults ; flawless • indefectibility noun • indefectibly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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