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prelapsarian

[ pree-lap-sair-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌpri læpˈsɛər i ən /
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adjective

Theology. occurring before the Fall: the prelapsarian innocence of Eden.
characteristic of or pertaining to any innocent or carefree period: a prelapsarian youth.

noun

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Origin of prelapsarian

First recorded in 1870–75; pre- + -lapsarian, as in infralapsarian, supralapsarian
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British Dictionary definitions for prelapsarian

prelapsarian
/ (ˌpriːlæpˈsɛərɪən) /

adjective

characteristic of or relating to the human state or time before the Fallprelapsarian innocence
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