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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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.
Vincible ignorance is such that a person both could and should have overcome it.