traducianism(redirected from traducianistic)
The belief that the soul is inherited from the parents along with the body.
[From Late Latin trādūciānus, believer in traducianism, from trādux, trāduc-, inheritance, from Latin, vine-branch trained for propagation, from trādūcere, to lead across; see traduce.]
tra·du′cian·ist adj. & n.
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the theory that the soul is transmitted to a child in the act of generation or concomitantly with its body. Compare creationism
[C18: from Church Latin trādūciānus, from trādux transmission; see traduce]
traˈducianist, traˈducian n, adj
Theology. the doctrine that a new human soul is generated from the souls of the parents at the moment of conception. — traducianist, n. — traducianistic, adj.See also: Soul