traducianism

noun

tra·​du·​cian·​ism
-əˌnizəm
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 26 May. 2024.

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