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[suhb-lap-sair-ee-uh-niz-uh m] /ˌsʌb læpˈsɛər i əˌnɪz əm/
noun, Theology.
Origin of sublapsarianism
1860-65; < New Latin sublāpsāri(us) (Latin sub- sub- + lāps(us) a slip, lapse + -ārius -ary) + -an + -ism
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sublapsarian, adjective, noun Unabridged
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  • I have abandoned such belittling views of God as the Presbyterian sublapsarian view of election.

    Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
British Dictionary definitions for sublapsarian


another word for infralapsarianism
Derived Forms
sublapsarianism, noun
Word Origin
C17: via New Latin, from Latin sub- + lāpsus a fall
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