from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who believes that faith alone (as opposed to good deeds) brings salvation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who maintains that faith alone, without works, is sufficient for justification; -- opposed to nullifidian.
  • adj. Holding the tenets of Solifidians; of or pertaining to the solifidians.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Holding the tenets of solifidians; pertaining to the solifidians.
  • n. One who maintains that faith alone, without works, is all that is necessary to justification. See fiduciary, II., 2.


From Latin soli- (only) + fides (faith) + -ian (relating to). (Wiktionary)


  • Unlike Newman, who aimed at reconciling differences, and to whom the Lutheran formula was but "a paradox or a truism", Ward repudiated the "solifidian" view as an outrage on the Divine sanctity; it was "a type of Antichrist", and in sound reason no better than Atheism.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • How deeply the solifidian doctrine had penetrated into the very bosom of the church was revealed by the storminess of the debate.

    The Age of the Reformation


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