noun Sua·rez·ian·ism \-əˌnizəm\

Definition of Suarezianism



  1. :  the theories of Francisco Suárez characterized by criticism of the concept of the divine right of kings, by belief that a ruler derives his authority directly from the people and only indirectly from God, and by a moderate scholasticism differing from Thomism primarily in rejecting a real though accepting a rational distinction between essence and existence and in a tendency to Molinism

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to criticize severely

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