- 1The quality of being infallible; the inability to be wrong: his judgement became impaired by faith in his own infallibilityMore example sentences
- The administration's infallibility complex - its inability to admit ever making a mistake - will get even worse.
- I do not wish to claim infallibility: all journalists get things wrong from time to time, mainly because they misunderstand or mishear information given to them.
- I am not an IT professional, and my infallibility does not apply to the IT world, so please bear with me.
- 1.1 (also papal infallibility) (In the Roman Catholic Church) the doctrine that in specified circumstances the Pope is incapable of error in pronouncing dogma.More example sentences
- In 1870 the First Vatican Council announced the dogma of papal infallibility on matters of faith and morals.
- Thus, infallibility is a negative charism, not a positive act of inspired prophecy.
- It's precisely what infallibility is for, to protect us from the stupidity of the Church's members.
early 17th century: from obsolete French infallibilité or medieval Latin infallibilitas (based on Latin fallere 'deceive').
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