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

Definition of inerrant

: free from error

Examples of inerrant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its author, Harold Lindsell, a seminary professor and the powerful editor of Christianity Today magazine, warned that evangelical progressives no longer believed that the Bible was the inerrant word of God. Diana Butler Bass, CNN, 17 June 2021 Luther believed that Scripture is inerrant and intelligible. Stefan Beck, Washington Examiner, 1 Apr. 2021 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, 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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The first known use of inerrant was in 1837

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“Inerrant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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