[ truh-doo-shuh-niz-uh m, -dyoo- ]
/ trəˈdu ʃəˌnɪz əm, -ˈdyu- /

noun Theology.

the doctrine that the human soul is propagated along with the body.Compare creationism(def 3).

Origin of traducianism

1840–50; < Late Latin trādūciānus transmitter (trāduci-, stem of trādux lineage (Latin: vine led across for propagation, derivative of trādūcere to lead across; see traduce) + -ānus -an) + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM traducianism

tra·du·cian·ist, tra·du·cian, noun, adjectivetra·du·cian·is·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for traducianism

/ (trəˈdjuːʃəˌnɪzəm) /


the theory that the soul is transmitted to a child in the act of generation or concomitantly with its bodyCompare creationism

Derived forms of traducianism

traducianist or traducian, noun, adjectivetraducianistic, adjective

Word Origin for traducianism

C18: from Church Latin trādūciānus, from trādux transmission; see traduce
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