adverb see venial

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  • Venially — Venial Ve ni*al, a. [OF. venial, F. v[ e]niel, L. venialis, from venia forgiveness, pardon, grace, favor, kindness; akin to venerari to venerate. See {Venerate}.] 1. Capable of being forgiven; not heinous; excusable; pardonable; as, a venial… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • venially — See veniality. * * * …   Universalium

  • venially — adv. in a pardonable manner, in a manner which may be excused; with regards to a minor sin (Roman Catholic Church) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • venially — ve·nial·ly …   English syllables

  • venially — adverb see venial …   Useful english dictionary

  • venial — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French veniel, from Late Latin venialis, from Latin venia favor, indulgence, pardon; akin to Latin venus love, charm more at win Date: 14th century of a kind that can be remitted ; forgivable,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • venial — veniality, venialness, n. venially, adv. /vee nee euhl, veen yeuhl/, adj. 1. able to be forgiven or pardoned; not seriously wrong, as a sin (opposed to mortal). 2. excusable; trifling; minor: a venial error; a venial offense. [1250 1300; ME < ML… …   Universalium

  • Extreme Unction — • A sacrament to give spiritual aid and comfort and perfect spiritual health, including, if need be, the remission of sins, and also, conditionally, to restore bodily health, to Christians who are seriously ill Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Hatred — • In general, a vehement aversion entertained by one person for another, or for something more or less identified with that other Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Hatred     Hatred …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Intention — • An act of the will by which that faculty efficaciously desires to reach an end by employing the means Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Intention     Intention      …   Catholic encyclopedia

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