Theol. the doctrine that a child's soul is generated by the child's parents
Origin of traducianism; from 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 trad&umacron;cianus, believer in traducianism, from tradux, traduc-, inheritance, from Latin, vine-branch trained for propagation, from trad&umacron;cere, to lead across; see traduce.
From traducian +"Ž -ism.