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[in-er-uh n-see, -ur-]
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  1. lack of error; infallibility.
  2. the belief that the Bible is free from error in matters of science as well as those of faith.Compare creationism(def 3).

Origin of inerrancy

First recorded in 1810–20; inerr(ant) + -ancy
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Examples from the Web for inerrancy

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  • There is, in fact, not a single quality of human nature that can be said to act with inerrancy.

    Theism or Atheism

    Chapman Cohen

  • One contradiction is fatal to the claim of inerrancy and divinity.

    The Bible

    John E. Remsburg

  • Only in this way could its inerrancy and divinity have been preserved.

    The Bible

    John E. Remsburg

  • Such a teacher must believe in the inerrancy of the autographs of Scripture.

    The Prophet Ezekiel

    Arno C. Gaebelein

  • For how can faith in an inerrant Bible and unbelief in its inerrancy abide in harmony in the same house?

Word Origin and History for inerrancy


1818, from inerrant + -cy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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