antinomian

[ an-ti-noh-mee-uhn ]

noun
  1. 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.

Origin of antinomian

1
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

Words Nearby antinomian

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How to use antinomian in a sentence

  • He twisted human forms, some will think, into fantastic peculiar shapes, becoming more than romantic—antinomian.

    Aubrey Beardsley | Robert Ross

British Dictionary definitions for antinomian

antinomian

/ (ˌæntɪˈnəʊmɪən) /


adjective
  1. 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
  1. a member of a Christian sect holding such a doctrine

Derived forms of antinomian

  • antinomianism, noun

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