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[jan-suh n; Dutch yahn-suh n] /ˈdʒæn sən; Dutch ˈyɑn sən/
Cornelis Otto
[kawr-ney-lis ot-oh] /kɔrˈneɪ lɪs ˈɒt oʊ/ (Show IPA),
(Cornelius Jansenius) 1585–1638, Dutch Roman Catholic theologian. Unabridged
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  • They insisted upon p. 139distinguishing between the tenets of Jansen and Calvinism.

    Pascal John Tulloch
  • The life and work of Jansen seem at first far removed from Port Royal.

    Pascal John Tulloch
  • “And den, mein Gott, I zettle for de corporal,” observed Jansen.

    Snarley-yow Frederick Marryat
  • “The old people will not follow us or give the alarm,” said Jansen.

    The Two Supercargoes W.H.G. Kingston
  • We spent a day at Meudon, an old palace given by the government to Jansen, the astronomer.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
British Dictionary definitions for Jansen


Cornelis (kɔːˈniːlɪs). Latin name Cornelius Jansenius. 1585–1638, Dutch Roman Catholic theologian. In Augustinus (1640) he defended the teachings of St Augustine, esp on free will, grace, and predestination
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