from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state of being peccable, or subject to sin; capacity of sinning.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The state or quality of being peccable; liability to sin.
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- noun The state or quality of being
peccable; liability to sin.
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His sinlessness was at first only the _relative_ sinlessness of Adam before the fall, which implies the necessity of trial and temptation, and the peccability, or the possibility of the fall.
At times Aristotle seems to imply what the Pelagians taught later, that the passions may be trained so as never to offer temptation; as a fact, however, he fully allows elsewhere for the abiding peccability of man.
A question deserving some attention in this connection is that of the peccability or impeccability of Christ -- the question as to whether He was capable of sinning.
"What fun it would be to try the experiment of a saint's peccability on some living subject," said Bruce.
He could no more deny peccability to such creatures than he could deny the properties of the circle to a circle; and if he could not prevent such a thing, it is surely very absurd to ask why he permitted it.
Not, however, that I was then to learn that clergymen are made of the same flesh and blood as other people, and perhaps lack one small safeguard which the rest of us possess, because they are aware of their own peccability, and therefore cannot look up to the clerical class for the proof of the possibility of a pure life on earth, with such reverential confidence as we are prone to do.
Its darkness, its hardness, its forced uprightness, and the place in which you find it, may commend it to you; give me rather some weakness and peccability, with vital warmth and human sympathies.
God putteth no trust in his holy ones, and he chargeth his angels with folly (Job iv. 18), that is, with weakness and peccability.