supralapsarian

supralapsarianism

[soo-pruh-lap-sair-ee-uh-niz-uhm]
noun Theology.
the doctrine that the decree of election preceded human creation and the Fall (opposed to infralapsarianism ).

Origin:
1765–75; supra- + lapsarian, as in infralapsarian + -ism

supralapsarian, noun, adjective
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supralapsarian (ˌsuːprəlæpˈsɛərɪən, ˌsjuː-)
 
n
Christian theol Compare infralapsarian a person who believes that God decreed the election or nonelection of individuals to salvation even before the Fall
 
[C17: from New Latin suprālapsārius, from Latin supra- + lapsus a fall]
 
supralap'sarianism
 
n

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supralapsarian
1633, see infralapsarian, of which it is the opposite.
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