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n. Roman Catholic Church
An offense that is judged to be minor or committed without deliberate intent and thus does not estrange the soul from the grace of God.
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a sin regarded as involving only a partial loss of grace. Compare mortal sin
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a sin that does not deprive the soul of divine grace either because it is a minor offense or because it was committed without full consent or understanding of its seriousness. Compare mortal sin.
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|Noun||1.||venial sin - a pardonable sin regarded as entailing only a partial loss of grace|
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