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Definition of venial adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

venial

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈviːniəl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈviːniəl//
 
[usually before noun] (formal)
 
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(of a sin or mistake) not very serious and therefore able to be forgiven Word Origin Middle English: via Old French from late Latin venialis, from venia ‘forgiveness’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: venial