Definition of indefectible in English:


Pronunciation /ˌindəˈfektəbəl/ /ˌɪndəˈfɛktəbəl/


  • 1rare Not liable to fail, end, or decay.

    ‘In short, the Church wasn't all that indefectible.’
    • ‘She is indefectible in it, and therefore not only has authority to enforce, but is of authority in declaring it.’
    • ‘The Catholic Church is indefectible and infallible.’
    • ‘Part of all Christian faith is the claim that the church of Christ, in an encompassing sense, is indefectible.’
    • ‘The course, then, of the argumentative discussion upon these points may be summed up in this way: - Romanists say the church is indefectible, or will never cease to exist.’
    1. 1.1Perfect; faultless.
      • ‘In one case it is knowledge in a state of death, in the other it is knowledge in a state of indefectible blessedness and life.’
      superb, exquisite, superlative, excellent, wonderful, marvellous, beautiful, sublime, magnificent, idyllic, blissful, utopian