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inerrant

[in-er-uh nt, -ur-] /ɪnˈɛr ənt, -ˈɜr-/
adjective
1.
free from error; infallible.
Origin of inerrant
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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  • We believe prophecies, not because history has measured up to them, but we believe them because they are the inerrant Word of God.

    The Prophet Ezekiel Arno C. Gaebelein
  • No one can accept the theory of evolution and the doctrine of an inerrant Bible at the same time.

    The Church, the Schools and Evolution J. E. (Judson Eber) Conant
  • This formula is the divine challenge to every form of unbelief in an inerrant Bible.

    The Church, the Schools and Evolution J. E. (Judson Eber) Conant
  • For how can faith in an inerrant Bible and unbelief in its inerrancy abide in harmony in the same house?

    The Church, the Schools and Evolution J. E. (Judson Eber) Conant
  • They are representing the purposes of God in His inerrant governmental dealings with the earth.

    The Prophet Ezekiel Arno C. Gaebelein
  • Its musicianship—the sheer technical artistry which contrived it—is stupefying in its enormous and inerrant mastery.

    Aspects of Modern Opera Lawrence Gilman
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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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