[ rig-uh-riz-uhm ]
/ ˈrɪg əˌrɪz əm /
(in Roman Catholic moral philosophy) the theory that in doubtful cases of conscience no course may be followed that is contrary to Catholic law and doctrine.
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OTHER WORDS FROM rigorismrig·or·ist, nounrig·or·is·tic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for rigorism
His immoderate zeal led him into the vice of rigorism, quite foreign to the real spirit of the Christian religion.History of Education|Levi Seeley
Christian rigorism by Mandeville's time had had a long history.A Letter to Dion|Bernard Mandeville
This rigorism was specially valued by the Essenes and Therapeut.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Daniel|F. W. Farrar
British Dictionary definitions for rigorism
/ (ˈrɪɡəˌrɪzəm) /
strictness in judgment or conduct
the religious cult of extreme self-denial
RC theol the doctrine that in cases of doubt in moral matters the stricter course must always be followed
Derived forms of rigorismrigorist, nounrigoristic, adjective
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