from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An adherent of antinomianism.
- adj. Of or relating to the doctrine of antinomianism.
- adj. Opposed to or denying the fixed meaning or universal applicability of moral law: "By raising segregation and racial persecution to the ethical level of law, it puts into practice the antinomian rules of Orwell's world. Evil becomes good, inhumanity is interpreted as charity, egoism as compassion” ( Elie Wiesel).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who embraces antinomianism (in Christianity: a religious movement which believes that only the spiritual 'law of Faith' (Romans 3:27) is essential for salvation; and which is 'against' all other practical 'laws' being taught as being essential for salvation; and refering to them as legalism).
- adj. Of or pertaining to antinomianism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Antinomians; opposed to the doctrine that the moral law is obligatory.
- n. One who maintains that, under the gospel dispensation, the moral law is of no use or obligation, but that faith alone is necessary to salvation. The sect of Antinomians originated with John Agricola, in Germany, about the year 1535.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Denying the obligatoriness of the moral law, as if emancipated from it by the gospel.
- Of or pertaining to the antinomians.
- n. In theology, one who maintains that Christians are freed from the moral law as set forth in the Old Testament by the new dispensation of grace as set forth in the gospel; an opponent of legalism in morals.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a follower of the doctrine of antinomianism
- adj. relating to or influenced by antinomianism
From Medieval Latin Antinomī, antinomians, pl. of antinomus, opposed to the moral law : Greek anti-, anti- + Greek nomos, law; see nem- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Ancient Greek ἀντί (anti, "against") + νόμος (nomos, "custom, law"). (Wiktionary)