traducianism

noun
tra·​du·​cian·​ism | \ -əˌnizəm \
plural -s

Definition of traducianism

: a theological doctrine that the human souls of new infants are generated from the souls of their parents at the moment of conception much in the same manner as the generation of human bodies — compare creationism, infusionism

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History and Etymology for traducianism

New Latin traducianismus, from Medieval Latin traducianus + Latin -ismus -ism

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“Traducianism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/traducianism. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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