Jansenism definition by Webster's New World
a set of rigorous, unorthodox, predestinarian doctrines held by Cornelis Jansen
Jansenism definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The theological principles of Cornelis Jansen, which emphasize predestination, deny free will, and maintain that human nature is incapable of good. They were condemned as heretical by the Roman Catholic Church.
- Janˈsen·ist noun
- Janˌsen·isˈtic adjective