adiaphorism

[ad-ee-af-uh-riz-uh m]

noun

tolerance of actions or beliefs not specifically prohibited in the Scriptures; indifferentism.

Nearby words

  1. adiadochokinesia,
  2. adiadochokinesis,
  3. adiaphoresis,
  4. adiaphoretic,
  5. adiaphoria,
  6. adiaphorous,
  7. adiathermancy,
  8. adichie,
  9. adie,
  10. adie syndrome

Origin of adiaphorism

First recorded in 1865–70; adiaphor(ous) + -ism

Related formsad·i·aph·o·rist, nounad·i·aph·o·ris·tic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for adiaphorism

adiaphorism

noun

a Christian Protestant theological theory that certain rites and actions are matters of indifference in religion since not forbidden by the Scriptures
Derived Formsadiaphorist, nounadiaphoristic, adjective

Word Origin for adiaphorism

C19: see adiaphorous

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