- a person who maintains that faith alone, without the performance of good works, is all that is necessary for salvation.
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Solifidian, sol-i-fid′i-an, n. one who holds that faith alone is what is necessary for justification.
- Christianity a person who maintains that man is justified by faith alone
Word Origin for solifidian
C16: from New Latin sōlifidius, from Latin sōlus sole + fides faith
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