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{adj: excusable, forgivable, venial} easily excused or forgiven
"a venial error"

{adj: minor, venial} warranting only temporal punishment
"venial sin"

{n: mortal sin, deadly sin} an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace
"theologians list seven mortal sins"
<-> venial sin

{n: venial sin} a pardonable sin regarded as entailing only a partial loss of grace
<-> mortal sin


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