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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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Examples for inerrant
  • It's only the people that view certain holy books as inerrant that have a problem with good science education.
British Dictionary definitions for inerrant

inerrable

/ɪnˈɛrəbəl/
adjective
1.
less common words for infallible
Derived Forms
inerrability, inerrableness, inerrancy, noun
inerrably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for 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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