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antinomian

[ an-ti-noh-mee-uhn ]
/ ˌæn tɪˈnoʊ mi ən /
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noun
a person who maintains that Christians, by virtue of divine grace, are freed not only from biblical law and church-prescribed behavioral norms, but also from all moral law.
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Origin of antinomian

First recorded in 1635–45; from Medieval Latin Antinom(ī) name of sect (plural of Antinomus “opponent of (the moral) law,” from Greek antí anti- + nómos “law”) + -ian

OTHER WORDS FROM antinomian

an·ti·no·mi·an·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for antinomian

antinomian
/ (ˌæntɪˈnəʊmɪən) /

adjective
relating to the doctrine that by faith and the dispensation of grace a Christian is released from the obligation of adhering to any moral law
noun
a member of a Christian sect holding such a doctrine

Derived forms of antinomian

antinomianism, noun
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