sublapsarian

adjective or noun sub·lap·sar·i·an \¦səbˌlap¦sa(a)rēən, -ser-\

Definition of sublapsarian

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Origin and Etymology of sublapsarian

New Latin sublapsarius (from Latin sub- + lapsus lapse, fall + -arius -ary) + English -an — more at lapse


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