traducianism

[ 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).

Nearby words

  1. traditionary,
  2. traditionist,
  3. traditive,
  4. traditor,
  5. traduce,
  6. trafalgar,
  7. trafalgar, battle of,
  8. traffic,
  9. traffic calming,
  10. traffic circle

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

Related formstra·du·cian·ist, tra·du·cian, noun, adjectivetra·du·cian·is·tic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for traducianism

traducianism

/ (trəˈdjuːʃəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

the theory that the soul is transmitted to a child in the act of generation or concomitantly with its bodyCompare creationism
Derived Formstraducianist or traducian, noun, adjectivetraducianistic, adjective

Word Origin for traducianism

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

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