[ in-er-uhn-see, -ur- ]

  1. lack of error; infallibility.

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

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Origin of inerrancy

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

Words Nearby inerrancy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use inerrancy in a sentence

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

    Petra | David Frum | January 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • There is, in fact, not a single quality of human nature that can be said to act with inerrancy.

    Theism or Atheism | Chapman Cohen
  • Such a teacher must believe in the inerrancy of the autographs of Scripture.

    The Prophet Ezekiel | Arno C. Gaebelein
  • An order from the Vatican was law; and the Bishop obeyed it with no other thought than its inerrancy and inexorability.

    Carmen Ariza | Charles Francis Stocking
  • Too blind a confidence in the inerrancy of logic is almost as dangerous as superstition.

    Preventable Diseases | Woods Hutchinson
  • One contradiction is fatal to the claim of inerrancy and divinity.

    The Bible | John E. Remsburg