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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infallibility  \In*fal`li*bil"i*ty\,  n.  [Cf.  F. 
  infaillibilit['e].] 
  The  quality  or  state  of  being  infallible,  or  exempt  from 
  error;  inerrability. 
 
  Infallibility  is  the  highest  perfection  of  the  knowing 
  faculty.  --Tillotson. 
 
  {Papal  infallibility}  (R.  C.  Ch.),  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,  1870. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  infallibility 
  n  :  the  quality  of  never  making  an  error  [ant:  {fallibility}] 




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