[ in-er-uh n-see, -ur- ]
/ ɪnˈɛr ən si, -ˈɜr- /


lack of error; infallibility.
the belief that the Bible is free from error in matters of science as well as those of faith.Compare creationism(def 3).

Nearby words

  1. inequity,
  2. inequivalve,
  3. ineradicable,
  4. inerasable,
  5. inerrable,
  6. inerrant,
  7. inerrantism,
  8. inerrantly,
  9. inerratic,
  10. inert

Origin of inerrancy

First recorded in 1810–20; inerr(ant) + -ancy


[ in-er-uh nt, -ur- ]
/ ɪnˈɛr ənt, -ˈɜr- /


free from error; infallible.

Origin of inerrant

1645–55; < Latin inerrant-, equivalent to in- in-3 + errant-, stem of errāns present participle of errāre to wander, err; see -ant

Related formsin·er·ran·cy, nounin·er·rant·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for inerrancies
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper