[ ahr-min-ee-uh-niz-uh m ]
/ ɑrˈmɪn i əˌnɪz əm /

noun Theology.

the doctrinal teachings of Jacobus Arminius or his followers, especially the doctrine that Christ died for all people and not only for the elect.Compare Calvinism(def 1).

Origin of Arminianism

1610–20; J. Armini(us) + -an + -ism

Related forms

Ar·min·i·an, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for arminian


/ (ɑːˈmɪnɪən) /


denoting, relating to, or believing in the Christian Protestant doctrines of Jacobus Arminius, published in 1610, which rejected absolute predestination and insisted that the sovereignty of God is compatible with free will in man. These doctrines deeply influenced Wesleyan and Methodist theology


a follower of such doctrines

Derived Forms

Arminianism, noun
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