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Definition of "unbegotten" [unbegotten]

  • Not yet begotten; as yet unborn. (adjective)
  • Self-existent; eternal. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unbegotten" in a sentence
  • "His Father's properties, then the term unbegotten can no longer be predicated exclusively of the Father, the existence of the"
  • "The word unbegotten is predicated of that which has origin of itself, and no cause of its being: the word eternal is predicated of that which is in being beyond all time and age."
  • "[370] So Dorner, [371] who freely uses the latter portion of the treatise, "The main point of Basil's opposition to Eunomius is that the word unbegotten is not a name indicative of the essence of God, but only of a condition of existence."