from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Theology The belief that the soul is inherited from the parents along with the body.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The doctrine that the soul or spirit is inherited from one or both parents.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The doctrine that human souls are produced by the act of generation; -- opposed to creationism, and infusionism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In theology, the doctrine that both the body and the soul of man are propagated, as opposed to creationism, which regards every soul as a new creation out of nothing. Also called generationism.
From Late Latin trādūciānus, believer in traducianism, from trādux, trāduc-, inheritance, from Latin, vine-branch trained for propagation, from trādūcere, to lead across; see traduce.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From traducian + -ism. (Wiktionary)