from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The theological principles of Cornelis Jansen, which emphasize predestination, deny free will, and maintain that human nature is incapable of good. They were condemned as heretical by the Roman Catholic Church.
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- n. The Catholic doctrines of Cornelius Jansen and his followers, which emphasise original sin, divine grace and predestination.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The doctrine of Jansen regarding free will and divine grace.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A system of evangelical doctrine deduced from the writings of Augustine by Cornelius Jansen, Roman Catholic bishop of Ypres (1585-1638), and maintained by his followers.
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- n. the Roman Catholic doctrine of Cornelis Jansen and his disciples; salvation is limited to those who are subject to supernatural determinism and the rest are assigned to perdition
From Jansen + -ism. (Wiktionary)