Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A follower of the opinions of Molina, a Spanish Jesuit (in respect to grace); an opposer of the Jansenists.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who holds the opinions of Molina in respect to grace, free will, and predestination. See Molinism.
  • n. A quietist, or follower of Miguel de Molinos (1627-96), who taught the direct relationship between the soul and God.

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Examples

  • “The woman who comes into the house of a widower, the minister who steps into the place of a statesman in disgrace, the molinist bishop who gets hold of the diocese of a jansenist bishop ” none of these people cause more trouble than the intruding scarlet has caused to me.

    Diderot and the Encyclopaedists

  • "The woman who comes into the house of a widower, the minister who steps into the place of a statesman in disgrace, the molinist bishop who gets hold of the diocese of a jansenist bishop -- none of these people cause more trouble than the intruding scarlet has caused to me.

    Diderot and the Encyclopædists (Vol 1 of 2)

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