an·​ti·​no·​mi·​an | \ ˌan-ti-ˈnō-mē-ən How to pronounce antinomian (audio) \

Definition of antinomian

1 : one who holds that under the gospel dispensation of grace (see grace entry 1 sense 1a) the moral law is of no use or obligation because faith alone is necessary to salvation
2 : one who rejects a socially established morality

Other Words from antinomian

antinomian adjective
antinomianism \ ˌan-​ti-​ˈnō-​mē-​ə-​ˌni-​zəm How to pronounce antinomianism (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of antinomian

1565, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for antinomian

Medieval Latin antinomus, from Latin anti- + Greek nomos law

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“Antinomian.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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