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Origin: oe. Frelete, freilte, OF. Frailete, fr. L. Fragilitas. See Frail, 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.

Synonym: Frailness, fragility, imperfection, failing.