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in·fal·li·ble

 (ĭn-făl′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Incapable of erring: an infallible guide; an infallible source of information.
2. Incapable of failing; certain: an infallible antidote; an infallible rule.
3. Roman Catholic Church Incapable of error in expounding doctrine on faith or morals.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin īnfallibilis : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Medieval Latin fallibilis, fallible; see fallible.]

in·fal′li·bil′i·ty, in·fal′li·ble·ness n.
in·fal′li·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infallibility - the quality of never making an error
dependability, dependableness, reliability, reliableness - the quality of being dependable or reliable
inerrancy - (Christianity) exemption from error; "biblical inerrancy"
papal infallibility - belief of the Roman Catholic Church that God protects the pope from error when he speaks about faith or morality
fallibility - the likelihood of making errors

infallibility

noun
1. supremacy, perfection, omniscience, impeccability, faultlessness, irrefutability, unerringness exaggerated views of the infallibility of science
2. reliability, safety, dependability, trustworthiness, sureness The technical infallibility of their systems is without doubt.
Translations
عِصْمَة عن الخَطَأ
neomylnost
ufejlbarlighed
InfallibilitätUnfehlbarkeit
csal hatatlanságtévedhetetlenség
áreiîanleiki
neomylnosť
şaşmazlıkyanılmazlık

infallibility

[ɪnˌfæləˈbɪlɪtɪ] Ninfalibilidad f
Papal infallibilityla infalibilidad del Papa

infallibility

[ɪnˌfælɪˈbɪlɪti] ninfaillibilité f

infallibility

nUnfehlbarkeit f (also Eccl)

infallibility

[ɪnˌfæləˈbɪlɪtɪ] ninfallibilità

infallible

(inˈfӕləbl) adjective
1. (of a person or his judgement etc) never making a mistake.
2. (of a remedy etc) always successful. infallible cures.
inˌfalliˈbility noun
inˈfallibly adverb
References in classic literature ?
They seem to think themselves bound in honor, and by all the motives of personal infallibility, to defeat the success of what has been resolved upon contrary to their sentiments.
Nor will they barely make allowances for the errors which may be chargeable on the fallibility to which the convention, as a body of men, were liable; but will keep in mind, that they themselves also are but men, and ought not to assume an infallibility in rejudging the fallible opinions of others.
That it is only the Pope who is infallible, and that this infallibility does not extend to cardinals.
Next to the merit of infallibility which you appear to possess, I rank that of candidly acknowledging a fault.
If you once praise a picture, your character for infallibility hangs by a thread.
To the last Lavalle was a Catholic of the old school, accepting--he who had looked into the very heart of the lightnings--the dogmas of papal infallibility, of absolution, of confession--of relics great and small.
But she kept the clearness that was like the breath of infallibility.
But, as if the spirit of the imperturbable Aramis had covered him with his infallibility, instead of appearing disconcerted, Philippe rose.
There was a hint in it of laughter, but of a laughter more terrible than any sadness--a laughter that was mirthless as the smile of the sphinx, a laughter cold as the frost and partaking of the grimness of infallibility.
The wave of rebellion swept over me in an instant, beginning with an heretical doubt as to the sanctity of the established order of things--that fetish which has ruled Pan-Americans for two centuries, and which is based upon a blind faith in the infallibility of the prescience of the long-dead framers of the articles of Pan-American federation--and ending in an adamantine determination to defend my honor and my life to the last ditch against the blind and senseless regulation which assumed the synonymity of misfortune and treason.
Infallibility was the making of Napoleon; he would have been a god if he had not filled the world with the sound of his fall at Waterloo.
The grave father of a family, who was probably one of the least respectable of bachelors, is an interesting study at his own table, where he is constrained to assume airs of infallibility merely because his children are looking at him.