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  • n. The Christian doctrine that there is a time limit for repentance from sin, after which God no longer wills the conversion and salvation of the sinner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The doctrine held by the Terminists.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In logic, the doctrine of William of Occam, who seeks to reduce all logical problems to questions of language.
  • n. In theology, the doctrine that God has assigned to every one a term of repentance, after which all opportunity for salvation is lost.

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  • Another step came with the rise of nominalism or terminism in the universities.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • This frequent correlation between theological de - terminism and social militancy poses problems of great psychological and cultural interest.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • This clinamen was designed to temper the basic determinism of physics by an element of inde - terminism; and as a suggestion in physics it was a remarkable adumbration of indeterminacies in the physics of our day.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

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