This word (from the Latin in-, meaning "not" and error, meaning "mistake" or "going astray") refers to the beliefthat the Scriptures teach faithfully and without error the salvific message intended by God. Some fundamentalists understand inerrancy to mean that the Bible does not contain any errors, not only in regard to faith and morals but in all matters, including history, science, and so on. (See CCC 107)

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  • Inerrancy — In*er ran*cy ([i^]n*[e^]r ran*s[y^]), n. Exemption from error. [1913 Webster] The absolute inerrancy of the Bible. The Century. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inerrancy — index certainty, certification (certainness), certitude Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inerrancy — (n.) 1818, from INERRANT (Cf. inerrant) + CY (Cf. cy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inerrancy —    The doctrine of inerrancy, propounded for the past 150 years by many conservative Protestants, maintains that the entire Bible contains no errors of fact from a scientific, historical, or any other standpoint. Together with the doctrine of… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • inerrancy — noun Date: circa 1834 exemption from error ; infallibility < the question of biblical inerrancy > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inerrancy — noun Freedom from error. Biblical inerrancy the belief that the Bible is without error …   Wiktionary

  • inerrancy — noun (Christianity) exemption from error biblical inerrancy • Ant: ↑errancy • Derivationally related forms: ↑inerrant • Topics: ↑Christianity, ↑Ch …   Useful english dictionary

  • inerrancy — /in er euhn see, err /, n. 1. lack of error; infallibility. 2. the belief that the Bible is free from error in matters of science as well as those of faith. Cf. creationism (def. 3). [1810 20; INERR(ANT) + ANCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • inerrancy — n. infallibleness, state of being free from error …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inerrancy — in·errancy …   English syllables

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