venial







venial


adjective

  1. able to be forgiven or pardoned; not seriously wrong, as a sin (opposed to mortal).
  2. excusable; trifling; minor: a venial error; a venial offense.

adjective

  1. easily excused or forgivena venial error
adj.

c.1300, from Old French venial, from Latin venialis “pardonable,” from venia “forgiveness, indulgence, pardon,” related to venus “sexual love, desire” (see Venus).

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