Meaning of venial

ve•ni•al

Pronunciation: (vē'nē-ul, vēn'yul), [key]
— adj.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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