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[ahr-min-ee-uh-niz-uh m] /ɑrˈmɪn i əˌnɪz əm/
noun, Theology
the doctrinal teachings of Jacobus Arminius or his followers, especially the doctrine that Christ died for all people and not only for the elect.
Compare Calvinism (def 1).
1610-20; J. Armini(us) + -an + -ism
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Arminian, adjective, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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a theological movement in Christianity, a liberal reaction to the Calvinist doctrine of predestination. The movement began early in the 17th century and asserted that God's sovereignty and man's free will are compatible

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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