Venial sin(R. C. Theol.), a sin which weakens, but does not wholly destroy, sanctifying grace, as do mortal, or deadly, sins.

Ve"ni*al*ly, adv.Ve"ni*al*ness, n. Bp. Hall.

(Ve`ni*al"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being venial; venialness. Jer. Taylor.

Venire facias
(||Ve*ni"re fa"ci*as) [L., make, or cause, to come.] (Law) (a) A judicial writ or precept directed to the sheriff, requiring him to cause a certain number of qualified persons to appear in court at a specified time, to serve as jurors in said court. (b) A writ in the nature of a summons to cause the party indicted on a penal statute to appear. Called also venire.

(Ven"i*son) n. [OE. veneison, veneson, venison, OF. veneison, F. venaison, L. venatio hunting, the chase, game, fr. venari, p. p. venatus, to hunt; perhaps akin to OHG. weidinn, weidenen, to pasture, to hunt, G. weide pasturage. Cf. Gain to acquire, Venation.]

1. Beasts of the chase. [Obs.] Fabyan.

2. Formerly, the flesh of any of the edible beasts of the chase, also of game birds; now, the flesh of animals of the deer kind exclusively.

(||Ve*ni"te) n. [L., come, imperative 2d person pl. So called from its opening word in the Latin version.] (Eccl.) The 95th Psalm, which is said or sung regularly in the public worship of many churches. Also, a musical composition adapted to this Psalm.

(Ven"om) n. [OE. venim, OF. venim, F. venin, L. veneum. Cf. Venenate.]

1. Matter fatal or injurious to life; poison; particularly, the poisonous, the poisonous matter which certain animals, such as serpents, scorpions, bees, etc., secrete in a state of health, and communicate by thing or stinging.

Or hurtful worm with cankered venom bites.

2. Spite; malice; malignity; evil quality. Chaucer. "The venom of such looks." Shak.

Syn. — Venom; virus; bane. See Poison.

(Ven"om), v. t. [OE. venimen, OF. venimer, L. venenare. See Venom, n.] To infect with venom; to envenom; to poison. [R.] "Venomed vengeance." Shak.

Vengement to Venture

(Venge"ment) n. [OF. vengement.] Avengement; penal retribution; vengeance. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Ven"ger) n. An avenger. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Ve"ni*a*ble) a. [L. veniabilis, fr. venia forgiveness, pardon.] Venial; pardonable. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.Ve"ni*a*bly, adv. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Ve"ni*al) a. [OF. venial, F. véniel, L. venialis, from venia forgiveness, pardon, grace, favor, kindness; akin to venerari to venerate. See Venerate.]

1. Capable of being forgiven; not heinous; excusable; pardonable; as, a venial fault or transgression.

So they do nothing, 't is a venial slip.

2. Allowed; permitted. [Obs.] "Permitting him the while venial discourse unblamed." Milton.

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