noun Ba·ian·ism \ˈbā(y)əˌnizəm\
variants: less commonly


\", ˈbājə-\

Definition of Baianism



  1. :  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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to cast off or become cast off

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