[ an-ti-noh-mee-uh n ]
/ ˌæn tɪˈnoʊ mi ən /


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

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 forms

an·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


/ (ˌæntɪˈnəʊmɪən) /


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 Forms

antinomianism, noun
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