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tra·du·cian·ism  audio  (tr-dsh-nzm, -dy-) KEY 

NOUN:
Theology
The belief that the soul is inherited from the parents along with the body.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Late Latin trdcinus, believer in traducianism, from trdux, trduc-, inheritance, from Latin, vine-branch trained for propagation, from trdcere, to lead across ; see traduce

OTHER FORMS:
tra·ducian·ist(Adjective)(Noun), tra·ducian·istic(Adjective)


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