Definition of Infallibility

1. Noun. The quality of never making an error.

Generic synonyms: Dependability, Dependableness, Reliability, Reliableness
Specialized synonyms: Inerrancy, Papal Infallibility
Antonyms: Fallibility
Derivative terms: Infallible



Definition of Infallibility

1. n. The quality or state of being infallible, or exempt from error; inerrability.

Definition of Infallibility

1. Noun. The property of being infallible; the ability to never make a mistake. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Infallibility

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Medical Definition of Infallibility

1. The quality or state of being infallible, or exempt from error; inerrability. "Infallibility is the highest perfection of the knowing faculty." (Tillotson) Papal infallibility, the dogma that the pope can not, when acting in his official character of supreme pontiff, err in defining a doctrine of Christian faith or rule of morals, to be held by the church. This was decreed by the Ecumenical Council at the Vatican, July 18. Origin: Cf. F. Infaillibilite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Infallibility

inextinguishably
inextirpable
inextricability
inextricable
inextricableness
inextricably
ineye
infacility
infact
infair
infairs
infall
infallibilist
infallibilists
infallibilities
infallibility (current term)
infallible
infallibleness
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infalling
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infame
infamed
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infamies
infaming
infamise
infamised
infamises
infamita

Literary usage of Infallibility

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"infallibility must be carefully distinguished both from Inspiration (qv) and from Revelation (qv). Inspiration signifies a special positive Divine influence ..."

2. A Theological Dictionary: Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms; a by Charles Buck (1838)
"infallibility pope and council conjointly ; for two fallible« could not make ... infallibility, the quality of not being eblo to be deceived or mistaken. ..."

3. A Theological Dictionary: Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms; a by Charles Buck (1830)
"It is not a little remarkable, however, that the Roman Catholics themselves are much divided as to the seat of this infallibility, and which, indeed, ..."

4. Church Unity: Studies of Its Most Important Problems by Charles Augustus Briggs (1909)
"V. THE THREEFOLD infallibility The Protestant Churches should limit the infallibility of Scripture in a similar way to that by which the Roman Catholic ..."

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