Definition of inerrant in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈerənt/


Incapable of being wrong.
Example sentences
  • And the more we can debate, the more we can debate in good faith, and understand that maybe there's not just one answer, there is not just one inerrant answer, I think the better off we are going to be.
  • You are right in saying that the various Hadith are not always accorded the same weight, but I have taken the above straight from the Qur'an - considered by all Muslims to be the inerrant word of Allah.
  • We believe that the Scripture is from beginning to conclusion the very word of God, inerrant and inspired by the Holy Spirit.



Example sentences
  • For churches which claim to take the divine inspiration, inerrancy and holiness of Scripture seriously, ‘really bad’ preaching should be an aberration rather than the norm in them.
  • The doctrine of inerrancy asserts not only that the Bible is true, but that it is incapable of being false or even mistaken, impossible for it to not reflect the cosmic order of the universe and its Creator's plan.
  • One tenet defining fundamentalism is biblical inerrancy which is what most people mean by ‘literalists.’


Pronunciation: /-tist/
Example sentences
  • We're not sure what Ghounem means exactly in the latter claim, but Biblical inerrantists only believe that the original manuscripts, and in the original languages, are inerrant.
  • I certainly could provide a scriptural case for the ordination of women, but it would not be convincing to such a reader, since I, like Martin Luther, am not a scriptural inerrantist.
  • That kind of special pleading is wholly unnecessary for an inerrantist.


Mid 19th century: from Latin inerrant- 'fixed', from in- 'not' + errant- 'erring' (see errant).

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Syllabification: in·er·rant

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