Theol. the doctrine that a child's soul is generated by the child's parents
Origin of traducianismfrom Late Latin traducianus, believer in this doctrine from tradux, a shoot, literally , that which is brought over from traducere: see traduce
The belief that the soul is inherited from the parents along with the body.
Origin of traducianismFrom Late Latin trādūciānus believer in traducianism from trādux trāduc- inheritance from Latin vine-branch trained for propagation from trādūcere to lead across ; see traduce .
From traducian +"Ž -ism.