postlapsarian

adjective
post·lap·sar·i·an | \ˌpōst-ˌlap-ˈser-ē-ən \

Definition of postlapsarian 

: of, relating to, or characteristic of the time or state after the fall of humankind described in the Bible

First Known Use of postlapsarian

1733, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for postlapsarian

post- + Latin lapsus slip, fall — more at lapse

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