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Virgin Birth

or virgin birth
n. Christianity
The doctrine that Jesus was miraculously begotten by God and born of the Virgin Mary without the agency of a human father.

virgin birth

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(Theology) another name for parthenogenesis2

Virgin Birth

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(Theology) the doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father but was conceived solely by the direct intervention of the Holy Spirit so that Mary remained miraculously a virgin during and after his birth

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1. the theological doctrine that the conception and birth of Christ did not impair the virginity of Mary.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.virgin birth - human conception without fertilization by a manvirgin birth - human conception without fertilization by a man
agamogenesis, asexual reproduction - reproduction without the fusion of gametes
2.virgin birth - the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human fatherVirgin Birth - the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas
Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
Translations

virgin birth

njungfräuliche Geburt; (Biol) → Jungfernzeugung f
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