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[in-er-uh nt, -ur-] /ɪnˈɛr ənt, -ˈɜr-/

free from error; infallible.

1650s, in reference to “fixed” stars (as opposed to “wandering” planets), from Latin inerrantem (nominative inerrans) “not wandering,” from in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + errans, present participle of errare “to err” (see err).


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