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Calvinism

Cal·vin·ism

Calvinism

pronunciation:
kael vih nih zm
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the teachings of John Calvin and his followers, which emphasized predestination, salvation by God's grace alone, and the authority of the Scriptures.
definition 2: practices and beliefs based on these teachings, esp. a strict, severe code of morality.
derivations: Calvinist (adj.), Calvinistic (adj.), Calvinist (n.)