original sin definition

  • noun:
    • In Christian theology, the condition of sin that marks all people as a result of Adam's first act of disobedience.
    • their state of sin, present in each individual at delivery, that is the result of Adam's disobedience to Jesus.
    • a sin considered inherited by all descendants of Adam
  • adjective:
    • initial sin of Adam, as related to its consequences to his descendants regarding the people; -- called in addition complete depravity. See Calvinism.

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