Definition of adiaphoron
1 Stoic philosophy : a matter having no moral merit or demerit
2 : a religious ceremonial or ritual observance that is held to be an affair of the individual conscience because it is neither forbidden nor enjoined by the scriptures
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Origin and Etymology of adiaphoron
Greek, from neuter of adiaphoros indifferent, from a- 2a- + diaphora difference, from diapherein to carry across, bear to the end, make a difference, from dia- + pherein to bear — more at bear
First Known Use: 1538
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