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Ar·min·i·an

 (är-mĭn′ē-ən)
adj.
Of or relating to the theology of Jacobus Arminius and his followers, who rejected the Calvinist doctrines of predestination and election and who believed that human free will is compatible with God's sovereignty.

Ar·min′i·an n.
Ar·min′i·an·ism n.
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Ar•min•i•an•ism

(ɑrˈmɪn i əˌnɪz əm)

n.
the doctrinal teachings of Jacobus Arminius or his followers, esp. that Christ died for all people and not only for the elect. Compare Calvinism (def. 1).
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Ar•min′i•an, adj., n.
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Arminianism

the doctrines and teaching of Jacobus Arminius, 17th-century Dutch theologian, who opposed the Calvinist doctrine of absolute predestination and maintained the possibility of universal salvation. Cf. Calvinism. — Arminian, n., adj.
See also: Protestantism
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Noun1.Arminianism - 17th century theology (named after its founder Jacobus Arminius) that opposes the absolute predestinarianism of John Calvin and holds that human free will is compatible with God's sovereignty
Protestantism - the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation
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