from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Theology The doctrine or belief that the Gospel frees Christians from required obedience to any law, whether scriptural, civil, or moral, and that salvation is attained solely through faith and the gift of divine grace.
- n. The belief that moral laws are relative in meaning and application as opposed to fixed or universal.
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- n. 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.
- n. opposition to the Torah.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The tenets or practice of Antinomians.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The tenets of the antinomians.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the theological doctrine that by faith and God's grace a Christian is freed from all laws (including the moral standards of the culture)
From antinomian + -ism, coined by Martin Luther, notably used in his Against the Antinomians (1539). (Wiktionary)