Definition of Jansenist

1. Noun. An advocate of Jansenism.

Generic synonyms: Advocate, Advocator, Exponent, Proponent
Derivative terms: Jansenism



Definition of Jansenist

1. n. A follower of Cornelius Jansen, a Roman Catholic bishop of Ypres, in Flanders, in the 17th century, who taught certain doctrines denying free will and the possibility of resisting divine grace.

Definition of Jansenist

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Jansenism ¹

2. Noun. An advocate of Jansenism ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Jansenist

1. A follower of Cornelius Jansen, a Roman Catholic bishop of Ypres, in Flanders, in the 17th century, who taught certain doctrines denying free will and the possibility of resisting divine grace. Origin: F. Janseniste. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Jansenist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"While the work of denunciation was proceeding, a much more dangerous issue was unexpectedly raised. In 1701 an indiscreet jansenist consulted the Sorbonne ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"In 1701 an indiscreet jansenist consulted the Sorbonne as to whether it was not enough to receive the condemnation of the Augustinus in " respectful silence ..."

3. A Manual of Church History by Albert Henry Newman (1903)
"The jansenist Controversy. LITERATURE: Jansen, "Augustinus seu 'Doctrina St. ... Neale, " History of the So-called jansenist Church in Holland, 1858; ..."

4. Port Royal: A Contribution to the History of Religion and Literature in France by Charles Beard (1873)
"... for a long time led us by the verge of that most thorny and tangled of all theological thickets, the jansenist controversy of the seventeenth century. ..."

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