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 (vē′nē-əl, vēn′yəl)
1. Easily excused or forgiven; pardonable: a venial offense.
2. Roman Catholic Church Minor, therefore warranting only temporal punishment.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin veniālis, from Latin venia, forgiveness; see wen- in Indo-European roots.]

ve′ni·al′i·ty (vē′nē-ăl′ĭ-tē, vēn-yăl′-), ve′ni·al·ness (vē′nē-əl-nĭs, vēn′yəl-) n.
ve′ni·al·ly adv.


[ˌviːnɪˈælɪtɪ] Nvenialidad f


nEntschuldbarkeit f; (of sin)Lässlichkeit f
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By bringing together representatives of the clergy (portrayed in the person of Manchin who lacks charity and is obsessed with his reputation and saving face), kings and nobles (personified by Cathal who is uncontrolled in his gluttonous consumption of the bounty of the land), and the poets and learned classes (marked in Mac Conglinne by cynical veniality and greed for both edibles and power), the medieval author of The Vision of Mac Conglinne gets to take shots at the principal dominant classes of his society and the structure of the society itself.
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The attack on bourgeois veniality and indulgence is launched by Anzor.