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inerrant

[in-er-uh nt, -ur-]
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adjective
  1. free from error; infallible.
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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
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  • They are representing the purposes of God in His inerrant governmental dealings with the earth.

    The Prophet Ezekiel

    Arno C. Gaebelein

  • We believe prophecies, not because history has measured up to them, but we believe them because they are the inerrant Word of God.

    The Prophet Ezekiel

    Arno C. Gaebelein

  • This formula is the divine challenge to every form of unbelief in an inerrant Bible.

    The Church, the Schools and Evolution

    J. E. (Judson Eber) Conant

  • 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

  • No one can accept the theory of evolution and the doctrine of an inerrant Bible at the same time.

    The Church, the Schools and Evolution

    J. E. (Judson Eber) Conant


Word Origin and History for inerrant

adj.

1650s, in reference to "fixed" stars (as opposed to "wandering" planets), from Latin inerrantem (nominative inerrans) "not wandering," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + errans, present participle of errare "to err" (see err).

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