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- n. The property of being infallible; the ability to never make a mistake.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being infallible, or exempt from error; inerrability.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being infallible, or incapable of error or mistake; entire exemption from liability to error.
- n. Incapability of failure; absolute certainty of success or effect: as, the infallibility of a remedy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of never making an error
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Mormons don't use the term "infallibility" to refer to their leaders and readily acknowledge that they are imperfect men.
I don't consider the Pope a cult leader (though Papal infallibility is not an idea that particularly appeals to me), but there are Cultish aspects to Catholicism.
Claiming infallibility is almost always the hallmark of the monumentally arrogant (and by default the profoundly insecure).
I don't know if he's quite that reckless ... or stupid, but his adoration of all things self and his delusional infallibility is going to be the death of his lucky stumble towards 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
They tend to believe in infallibility, with respect to themselves.
Papal infallibility is one of the main Protestant objections to Catholicism — yet, oddly enough, it was one of the things that gave Catholicism an unlikely avant-garde cachet from around the time of Pius IX's proclamation to, say, World War II.
Papal infallibility is only applicable when he speaks from the throne of St. Peter.
Blaming others for one's own iniquities and fueling the myth of Arab infallibility is easy.
Instances of this will be given below and from these it will appear that, though the word infallibility as a technical term hardly occurs at all in the early councils or in the Fathers, the thing signified by it was understood and believed in and acted upon from the beginning.
But the word infallibility was not so unfortunate to Mr. Cressy, as his untoward explication of the forecited passage in his Appendix, which he afterwards published chiefly by way of vindication of himself against the learned author of the preface to my Lord Falkland's discourse of
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