adiaphorism

[ad-ee-af-uh-riz-uh m]

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
  1. 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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