- venial (adj.)
- c. 1300, "pardonable," from Old French venial "pardonable, excusable" (13c.) and directly from Late Latin venialis "pardonable," from Latin venia "forgiveness, indulgence, pardon," related to venus "sexual love, desire" (see Venus). Related: Venially.
- 1. Her poverty had been a venial fault for two gallant gentlemen.
- 2. The venial sins are relatively minor and more easily forgiven.
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