antinomian

antinomian
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin antinomus, from Latin anti- + Greek nomos law Date: 1565 1. one who holds that under the gospel dispensation of grace the moral law is of no use or obligation because faith alone is necessary to salvation 2. one who rejects a socially established moralityantinomian adjectiveantinomianism noun

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  • Antinomian — An ti*no mi*an, n. (Eccl. Hist.) One who maintains that, under the gospel dispensation, the moral law is of no use or obligation, but that faith alone is necessary to salvation. The sect of Antinomians originated with John Agricola, in Germany,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Antinomian — An ti*no mi*an, a. [See {Antimony}.] Of or pertaining to the Antinomians; opposed to the doctrine that the moral law is obligatory. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antinomian — (n.) one who maintains the moral law is not binding on Christians under the law of grace, 1640s, from M.L. Antinomi, name given to a sect of this sort that arose in Germany in 1535, from Gk. anti opposite, against (see ANTI (Cf. anti )) + nomos… …   Etymology dictionary

  • antinomian — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ believing that Christians are released by grace from obeying moral laws. ► NOUN ▪ a person with such a belief. DERIVATIVES antinomianism noun. ORIGIN from Greek anti against + nomos law …   English terms dictionary

  • antinomian — [an΄ti nō′mē ən, an΄tīnō′mē ən] n. [< ANTINOMY + AN] [also A ] Christian Theol. one who believes in the doctrine that, because of GRACE (n. 11b), right conduct is unnecessary for salvation adj. of this doctrine antinomianism n …   English World dictionary

  • antinomian — 1. noun One who embraces antinomianism (in Christianity: a religious movement which believes that only the spiritual law of Faith (Romans 3:27) is essential for salvation; and which is against all other practical laws being taught as being… …   Wiktionary

  • antinomian — [antɪ nəʊmɪən] adjective holding or relating to the view that Christians are released by grace from the obligation of observing the moral law. noun a person holding antinomian views. Derivatives antinomianism noun Origin C17: from med. L.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • antinomian — /æntiˈnoʊmiən/ (say antee nohmeeuhn) noun someone who maintains that Christians are freed from the moral law by the dispensation of grace set forth in the gospel. –antinomian, adjective –antinomianism, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • antinomian — adj. & n. adj. of or relating to the view that Christians are released from the obligation of observing the moral law. n. (Antinomian) hist. a person who holds this view. Derivatives: antinomianism n. Etymology: med.L Antinomi, name of a sect in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • antinomian — antinomianism, n. /an ti noh mee euhn/, n. a person who maintains that Christians are freed from the moral law by virtue of grace as set forth in the gospel. [1635 45; < ML Antinom(i) name of sect (pl. of Antinomus opponent of (the moral) law <… …   Universalium

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