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1. Incapable of erring; infallible.
2. Containing no errors.


(ɪnˈɛr ənt, -ˈɜr-)

free from error; infallible.
[1645–55; < Latin inerrant-, s. of inerrāns not wandering]
in•er′ran•cy, n.
in•er′rant•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.inerrant - not liable to error; "the Church was...theoretically inerrant and omnicompetent"-G.G.Coulton; "lack an inerrant literary sense"; "an unerring marksman"
infallible - incapable of failure or error; "an infallible antidote"; "an infallible memory"; "the Catholic Church considers the Pope infallible"; "no doctor is infallible"
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19) Pressler argued that, for the conservatives, "the truth of inerrant Scripture is not to be disputed, or to be reconciled with passing theories of science and philosophy.
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We affirm that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, though written by men, was supernaturally inspired by God so that all its words are written true revelation of God; it is therefore inerrant in the originals and authoritative in all matters.
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L'argumentation a precisement le but de faire naitre entre nous cet accord indispensable, en etablissant des propositions inerrantes, un dire inerrant et donc infaillible (dans le sens de : sans faute, sans erreur).
Acknowledging prescientific miscalls is a far cry from saying the Bible is either inerrant or total poppycock.
His admirably tenacious commitment aside, he thinks that a literalist's faith in the Bible's inerrant accuracy is a more concrete form of religiosity than faith in the "inward light.
Of the firm opinion that Muslims are required to strictly adhere to the religious practices and moral codes prescribed in the Quran as the inerrant and literal word of God; Pakistan has however exploited this belief to misguide and coerce youth from both sides of the border to attack Indian interests.
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As Presbyterians, we do not believe in scripture as the literal and inerrant word of God.
In this picture, any attempt to define what is required for all humans at all times and everywhere to flourish is seen as the attempt to subjugate one's own choices to an irrationally inerrant worldview, which in the postmodern age is criticized as feigning objectivity for the interests of prevailing power structures.