Vincible ignorance


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(Theol.) ignorance within the individual's control and for which, therefore, he is responsible before God.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Thus it is obvious that invincible ignorance is never a sin: vincible ignorance is a sin, if it is of those things which someone is obliged to know, but not if it is of those things which he is not obliged to know.
White said, "There were special envoys from Jesse Helms and the extreme right, former CIA guys, saying, `We're coming in, forget human rights.' This is a case of what used to be called, in Thomistic textbooks, vincible ignorance. I reported that [then Col.
(30)Robert Emmett Finnegan, "Eve and "Vincible Ignorance' in Genesis B," Texas Studies in Language and Literature 18 (1976): 329-39, esp.