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supralapsarianism

[soo-pruh-lap-sair-ee-uh-niz-uh m] /ˌsu prə læpˈsɛər i əˌnɪz əm/
noun, Theology
1.
the doctrine that the decree of election preceded human creation and the Fall (opposed to infralapsarianism).
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; supra- + lapsarian, as in infralapsarian + -ism
Related forms
supralapsarian, noun, adjective
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