Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Frailty (Page: 592)

Frail"ty (?), n.; pl. Frailties (#). [OE. frelete, freilte, OF. fraileté, fr. L. fragilitas. See Frail, a., and cf. Fragility.]

1. The condition quality of being frail, physically, mentally, or morally, frailness; infirmity; weakness of resolution; liableness to be deceived or seduced.

God knows our frailty, [and] pities our weakness. Locke.

2. A fault proceeding from weakness; foible; sin of infirmity. Syn. -- Frailness; fragility; imperfection; failing.