solifidian

[ sol-uh-fid-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌsɒl əˈfɪd i ən /

noun Theology.

a person who maintains that faith alone, without the performance of good works, is all that is necessary for salvation.

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Origin of solifidian

1590–1600; soli-1 + Latin fid(ēs) faith, belief, trust + -ian

OTHER WORDS FROM solifidian

so·li·fid·i·an·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for solifidian

solifidian
/ (ˌsɒlɪˈfɪdɪən) /

noun

Christianity a person who maintains that man is justified by faith alone

Derived forms of solifidian

solifidianism, noun

Word Origin for solifidian

C16: from New Latin sōlifidius, from Latin sōlus sole + fides faith
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