- Christian Theol. the doctrines of John Calvin and his followers, esp. the doctrine that the elect are predestined to salvation
- a set of religious practices and beliefs based on Calvin's teachings, often associated with a stern moral code
See Calvinism in American Heritage Dictionary 4
The religious doctrines of John Calvin, emphasizing the omnipotence of God and the salvation of the elect by God's grace alone.
- Calˈvin·ist adjective & n.
- Calˌvin·isˈti·cal·ly adverb
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