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- Pardonable; able to be forgiven.
- A venial sin.
- Shelley, Mary, "The last man"
- He did not say that he should favour such an attempt; But he did say that such an attempt would be venial.
- Excusable; trifling
- His venial youthful indiscretions.
- (pardonable): mortal
pardonable; able to be forgiven
venial m (oblique and nominative feminine singular veniale)
- English: venial (borrowed)