[in-er-uh n-see, -ur-]


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).

Origin of inerrancy

First recorded in 1810–20; inerr(ant) + -ancy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for inerrancy

Contemporary Examples of inerrancy

  • Burgon was a believer in Biblical inerrancy, or what we'd call a fundamentalist.

    The Daily Beast logo

    David Frum

    January 3, 2013

Historical Examples of inerrancy

  • There is, in fact, not a single quality of human nature that can be said to act with inerrancy.

    Theism or Atheism

    Chapman Cohen

  • One contradiction is fatal to the claim of inerrancy and divinity.

    The Bible

    John E. Remsburg

  • Only in this way could its inerrancy and divinity have been preserved.

    The Bible

    John E. Remsburg

  • Such a teacher must believe in the inerrancy of the autographs of Scripture.

    The Prophet Ezekiel

    Arno C. Gaebelein

  • For how can faith in an inerrant Bible and unbelief in its inerrancy abide in harmony in the same house?

    The Church, the Schools and Evolution

    J. E. (Judson Eber) Conant

Word Origin and History for inerrancy

1818, from inerrant + -cy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper