Infusionism
Infusionism In*fu"sion*ism, n. The doctrine that the soul is preexistent to the body, and is infused into it at conception or birth; -- opposed to {traducianism} and {creationism}. [1913 Webster]

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  • infusionism — [in fyo͞o′zhəniz΄əm] n. Theol. the doctrine that the preexisting human soul enters the body by divine infusion at conception or birth infusionist n …   English World dictionary

  • infusionism — infusionist, n. /in fyooh zheuh niz euhm/, n. Theol. the doctrine that the soul existed in a previous state and is infused into the body at conception or birth. [1880 85; INFUSION + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • infusionism — in·fu·sion·ism …   English syllables

  • infusionism — /ɪnˈfjuʒənɪzəm/ (say in fyoohzhuhnizuhm) noun the doctrine that at birth a pre existent soul is planted in the human body for its earthly lifetime. –infusionist, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • infusionism — zhəˌnizəm noun ( s) : the doctrine that the soul is preexistent to the body and is infused into it at conception or birth compare creationism, traducianism …   Useful english dictionary

  • Traducianism — Tra*du cian*ism, n. (Theol.) The doctrine that human souls are produced by the act of generation; opposed to creationism, and infusionism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • infusionist — nə̇st noun : one who adheres to the doctrine of infusionism …   Useful english dictionary

  • traducianism — əˌnizəm noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin traducianismus, from Medieval Latin traducianus + Latin ismus ism : a theological doctrine that the human souls of new infants are generated from the souls of their parents at the moment of conception much… …   Useful english dictionary

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