Definition of Baianism
: the doctrine of Baius according to which divine grace is neither gratuitous nor truly necessary, human nature and actions are essentially evil through original sin, human will is not really free, and the sacraments have a highly limited purpose and efficacy
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Origin and Etymology of baianism
French baïanisme, from Baius (Michel de Bay) †1589 Belgian theologian + French -isme -ism
First Known Use: 1733
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