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inerrant

[in-er-uh nt, -ur-] /ɪnˈɛr ənt, -ˈɜr-/
adjective
1.
free from error; infallible.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Latin inerrant-, equivalent to in- in-3 + errant-, stem of errāns present participle of errāre to wander, err; see -ant
Related forms
inerrancy, noun
inerrantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for in-errant

inerrant

adj.

1650s, in reference to "fixed" stars (as opposed to "wandering" planets), from Latin inerrantem (nominative inerrans) "not wandering," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + errans, present participle of errare "to err" (see err).

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