[an-ti-noh-mee-uh n]


a person who maintains that Christians are freed from the moral law by virtue of grace as set forth in the gospel.

Nearby words

  1. anting,
  2. antinion,
  3. antinode,
  4. antinoise,
  5. antinome,
  6. antinomianism,
  7. antinomy,
  8. antinous,
  9. antinovel,
  10. antinuclear

Origin of antinomian

1635–45; < Medieval Latin Antinom(ī) name of sect (plural of Antinomus opponent of (the moral) law < Greek antí anti- + nómos law) + -ian

Related formsan·ti·no·mi·an·ism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for antinomianism



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


a member of a Christian sect holding such a doctrine
Derived Formsantinomianism, noun

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