See article, “Antinomianism, The Spirit of Lawlessness” by Ben Williams HERE.
The Christian View of God and the World, James Orr, D.D., 1908
DEFINITIONSKant characterises this [Cosmological] argument as a perfect “nest” of dialectical assumptions.—Kritik, p. 427 (Eng. trans. p. 374). Yet it might be shown that the objections he takes to it depend almost exclusively on his theory of knowledge—e.g., that the mind is confined to phenomena; that the law of cause and effect has no application—except in the world of phenomena (though Kant himself applies it in positing an action of things per se on the sensitive subject, and introduces a “causality “ of the noumenal self, etc.). The same remark applies to the “antinomies” or self-contradictions in which the mind is said to involve itself in every attempt at a theoretic application of the cosmological “Idea.” The “antinomies” are rather to be regarded as rival alternatives of thought, which, indeed, are contradictory of each other, but which do not stand on the same footing as regards admissibility. Rather they are of such a nature that the mind is found to reject one, while it feels itself shut up to accept the other. E.g., The world has either a beginning in time or it has not. The alternative here is an eternal retrogression of phenomenal causes and effects, or the admission of an extra-phenomenal First Cause—God. But these do not stand on the same footing. The mind rejects the former as unthinkable and self-contradictory (see Lecture IV.); the latter it not only does not reject, but feels a rational satisfaction in admitting. Again, there is the antinomy between natural causation and freedom of will. But this is only an antinomy if we hold that the law of causation applicable to physical phenomena is the only kind of causation we know—that there may not be rational, intelligent causation over and above the physical and determinate. Something here also depends on the definition of freedom.
Bouvier’s Dictionary of Law, 1856AN'TINOMY, noun A contradiction between two laws, or between two parts of the same law.
ANTINO'MIAN, adjective [Gr. against, and law.] Against law; pertaining to the Antinomians.
ANTINO'MIAN, noun One of a sect who maintain, that, under the gospel dispensation, the law is of no use or obligation; or who hold doctrines which supersede the necessity of good works and a virtuous life. This sect originated with John Agricola about the year 1538.
Blacks’ Law Dictionary, 1st Edition, 1891ANTINOMY, A term used in the civil law to signify the real or apparent contradiction between two laws or two decisions. Vide Conflict of Laws.
In Roman law. A real or apparent contradiction or inconsistency in the laws. Merl. Report.
Conflicting laws or provisions of law; inconsistent or conflicting decisions or cases.
Bouvier's Dictionary of Law, 1914ANTINOMY.
A term used in logic and law to denote a real or apparent inconsistency or conflict between two authorities or
propositions; same as antinomia, (q. o.)
Black's Law Dictionary, 4th Edition, 1968ANTINOMY. In Roman Law. A real or apparent contradiction or inconsistency in the laws.
Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary, 1969ANTINOMY. A term used in logic and law to denote a real or apparent inconsistency or conflict between two authorities or propositions; same as antinomia (q.v.).
ANTINOMIA. In Roman law. A real or apparent contradiction or inconsistency in the laws. Conflicting laws or provisions of law; inconsistent or conflicting decisions or cases.
Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, 1981ANTINOMY. n. [L. antinomia, a contradiction between laws, from Gr. antinomia; anti-, against, and nomia, from nomos, law.]
1. Antagonism between laws; the opposition of one rule, principle, or law to another.
2. The unavoidable contradiction to pure reasoning which human limitations introduce, as formulated by Kant; paradoxical conclusion.
3. A contradiction or inconsistency between two apparently reasonable principles or laws
ANTINOMIAN. n. [from antinomy, and -an.] a member of a Christian sect which held that faith alone, not obedience to the moral law, is necessary for salvation
ANTINOMIANISM. n. The beliefs and practices of antinomians
QUOTESANTINOMIANISM. n. -s: the theological doctrine that by faith and God's gift of grace through the gospel a Christian is freed not only from the Old Testament law of Moses and all forms of legalism but also from all law including the generally accepted standards of morality prevailing in any given culture.
From “Descent into Lawlessness” HERE.
“America is becoming analogous to the mess in lawless contemporary Venezuela. When the law is suspended or unevenly applied for politically protected individuals and groups, then there is no law.”
Compare to Conflict of Law.