in·​er·​rant | \ (ˌ)i-ˈner-ənt How to pronounce inerrant (audio) \

Definition of inerrant

: free from error

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Recent Examples on the Web He was taught that a lustful glance or a sip of wine would result in perpetual torment, and that the Quran was the literal and inerrant word of God; because the Quran didn’t mention dinosaurs, dinosaurs had never existed. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, "Kumail Nanjiani’s Culture-Clash Comedy," 8 May 2017

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First Known Use of inerrant

1837, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inerrant

Latin inerrant-, inerrans, from in- + errant-, errans, present participle of errare to err

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“Inerrant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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