inerrancy (n.) 1818, from INERRANT (Cf. inerrant) + -CY (Cf. -cy).

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  • Inerrancy — In*er ran*cy ([i^]n*[e^]r ran*s[y^]), n. Exemption from error. [1913 Webster] The absolute inerrancy of the Bible. The Century. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inerrancy — index certainty, certification (certainness), certitude Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inerrancy —    The doctrine of inerrancy, propounded for the past 150 years by many conservative Protestants, maintains that the entire Bible contains no errors of fact from a scientific, historical, or any other standpoint. Together with the doctrine of… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • inerrancy — noun Date: circa 1834 exemption from error ; infallibility < the question of biblical inerrancy > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inerrancy — noun Freedom from error. Biblical inerrancy the belief that the Bible is without error …   Wiktionary

  • inerrancy —    This word (from the Latin in , meaning not and error, meaning mistake or going astray ) refers to the beliefthat the Scriptures teach faithfully and without error the salvific message intended by God. Some fundamentalists understand inerrancy… …   Glossary of theological terms

  • inerrancy — noun (Christianity) exemption from error biblical inerrancy • Ant: ↑errancy • Derivationally related forms: ↑inerrant • Topics: ↑Christianity, ↑Ch …   Useful english dictionary

  • inerrancy — /in er euhn see, err /, n. 1. lack of error; infallibility. 2. the belief that the Bible is free from error in matters of science as well as those of faith. Cf. creationism (def. 3). [1810 20; INERR(ANT) + ANCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • inerrancy — n. infallibleness, state of being free from error …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inerrancy — in·errancy …   English syllables

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