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antinomian

[an-ti-noh-mee-uh n] /ˌæn tɪˈnoʊ mi ən/
noun
1.
a person who maintains that Christians are freed from the moral law by virtue of grace as set forth in the gospel.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Medieval Latin Antinom(ī) name of sect (plural of Antinomus opponent of (the moral) law < Greek antí anti- + nómos law) + -ian
Related forms
antinomianism, noun
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antinomian

/ˌæntɪˈnəʊmɪən/
adjective
1.
relating to the doctrine that by faith and the dispensation of grace a Christian is released from the obligation of adhering to any moral law
noun
2.
a member of a Christian sect holding such a doctrine
Derived Forms
antinomianism, noun
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Word Origin and History for antinomian
n.

"one who maintains the moral law is not binding on Christians under the law of grace," 1640s, from Medieval Latin Antinomi, name given to a sect of this sort that arose in Germany in 1535, from Greek anti- "opposite, against" (see anti-) + nomos "rule, law" (see numismatics).

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