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The theological principles of Cornelis Jansen, which emphasize predestination, deny free will, and maintain that human nature is incapable of good. They were condemned as heretical by the Roman Catholic Church.
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1. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church the doctrine of Cornelis Jansen and his disciples, who maintained that salvation was limited to those subject to a supernatural determinism, the rest being destined to perdition
2. (Roman Catholic Church) the religious movement arising from these doctrines
ˈJansenist n, adj
ˌJansenˈistic, ˈJansenˌistical adj
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Jan•sen•ism(ˈdʒæn səˌnɪz əm)
the doctrinal system of Cornelis Jansen, denying free will and maintaining that human nature is corrupt and that Christ died for the elect and not for all people: condemned as heretical by the Catholic Chruch.
[1650–60; < French jansénisme]
Jan`sen•is′tic, Jan`sen•is′ti•cal, adj.
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a Christian sect founded by Cornelius Jansen, 17th-century Dutch religious reformer. See also heresy.See also: Religion
a heretical doctrine of the 17th and 18th centuries denying free-dom of the will, accepting absolute predestination for part of mankind and condemnation to hell for the others, and emphasizing puritanical moral attitudes. — Jansenist, n., adj.See also: Heresy
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A Catholic sect, latterly centered on the Port Royal lay convent in Paris, which denied free will and promoted austerity and church reform. Condemned by Pope in 1713, the ensuing controversy split the French church.
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|Noun||1.||Jansenism - the Roman Catholic doctrine of Cornelis Jansen and his disciples; salvation is limited to those who are subject to supernatural determinism and the rest are assigned to perdition|
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
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Jansenism[ˈdʒænsəˌnɪzəm] N → jansenismo m
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