[alsoA-]Christian Theol. one who believes in the doctrine that, because of grace (noun), right conduct is unnecessary for salvation
Origin of antinomianfrom antinomy + -an
of this doctrine
- Christianity A proponent of the doctrine of antinomianism.
- One who denies the fixed meaning or universal applicability of moral law.
- Christianity Of or relating to the doctrine of antinomianism.
- Opposed to or denying the fixed meaning or universal applicability of moral law: “By raising segregation and racial persecution to the ethical level of law, it puts into practice the antinomian rules of Orwell's world. Evil becomes good, inhumanity is interpreted as charity, egoism as compassion” ( Elie Wiesel )
Origin of antinomianFrom Medieval Latin Antinomī antinomians pl. of antinomus opposed to the moral law Greek anti- anti- Greek nomos law ; see nem- in Indo-European roots.
- One who embraces antinomianism.
(comparative more antinomian, superlative most antinomian)
- Of or pertaining to antinomianism.
From the Ancient Greek ἀντί (anti, “against”) + νόμος (nomos, “custom, law”).