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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: fallibilis, from Latin fallere 'to deceive'

fallible

adjective
     
fal‧li‧ble formal
able to make mistakes or be wrong [≠ infallible]:
Humans are fallible.
These surveys are often a rather fallible guide to public opinion.
fallibility noun [uncountable]

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