infallible
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin infallibilis, from Latin in- + Late Latin fallibilis fallible Date: 15th century 1. incapable of error ; unerring <
an infallible memory
>
2. not liable to mislead, deceive, or disappoint ; certain <
an infallible remedy
>
3. incapable of error in defining doctrines touching faith or morals • infallibility nouninfallibly adverb

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