actual sin

noun

Roman Catholicism
: sin traceable to the personal will of the sinner
distinguished from original sin

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of actual sin was in the 15th century

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“Actual sin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/actual%20sin. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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