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Jansenism

[ jan-suh-niz-uhm ]
/ ˈdʒæn səˌnɪz əm /
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noun

the doctrinal system of Cornelis Jansen and his followers, denying free will and maintaining that human nature is corrupt and that Christ died for the elect and not for all humanity.

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Origin of Jansenism

From the French word jansénisme, dating back to 1650–60. See Jansen, -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM Jansenism

Jan·sen·ist, nounJan·sen·is·tic, Jan·sen·is·ti·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Jansenism

Jansenism
/ (ˈdʒænsəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

RC Church the doctrine of the Cornelis Jansen and his disciples, who maintained that salvation was limited to those subject to a supernatural determinism, the rest being destined to perdition
the religious movement arising from these doctrines

Derived forms of Jansenism

Jansenist, noun, adjectiveJansenistic or Jansenistical, adjective
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